Georgia Museum of Art Names Sarah Kate Gillespie Curator of American Art

46cabcee-41e4-4f97-b9c5-42fbc2e2e67aSarah Kate Gillespie has been named curator of American art at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia, Athens, effective July 1.

Most recently, she was an assistant professor of art history at the City University of New York (CUNY), where she taught classes on 19th- and 20th-century American art, African American art and the history of photography. She has also served as curator of fine arts at the Brooklyn Historical Society, and curatorial and research associate at Berry-Hill Galleries in New York.

Gillespie received her PhD in art history from CUNY in 2006, a master’s degree from George Washington University, and a bachelor’s from Mount Holyoke College.

Her book One Thing New Under the Sun: The Cross-Currents of Art, Science and Technology in the Early American Daguerreotype, 1839-51 will be published by MIT/Smithsonian Press in fall 2015.

Gillespie replaces Paul Manoguerra, who is now director of the Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

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