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Keiichi Tanami video still
Miss Everything
Recognizing #FlagDay_edited
Martha McDonald
President Obama 3D bust
Frank O'Hara
Rachelle Mozman's "El Niño"2011
Beth Levine
Yarrow Mamout
Sylvia Plath's girl scout uniform
Dana Tai Soon urges Dance Co.
Josef Albers
Selected Exhibitions
Directorial oversight 
(incomplete list)


IDENTIFY Performance Series: 2013 – present: Jeffrey Gibson, Lee Mingwei, Sandy Huckleberry; Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz; Sheldon Scott; María Magdalena Campos-Pons; J.J. McCracken; James Luna; Martha McDonald; Wilmer Wilson.

Curated by D. Moss & program manager K. Black


One Life Series: Martin Luther King; Jr.; Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee; Dolores Huerta; Babe Ruth; Sylvia Plath; One Year: 1968; Marian Anderson

Every Eye is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States

Fall 2020 (collection book / forward). Curated by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw


Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

Spring 2019 (catalogue / forward). Curated by Kate Clarke Lemay

Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today

Fall 2019 (book / forward). Curated by Brandon Brame Fortune.

Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now.

Spring 2018 (catalogue / forward). Curated by A. Naeem.


Unseen. Our History in a New Light: Ken Gonzales-Day & Titus Kaphar.

Spring 2018. Curated by T. Caragol & A. Naeem.


The Sweat of their Face: Portraying American Workers. 

Fall 2017 (catalogue  / forward). Curated by D. Moss & D. Ward


The Face of Battle: Americans at War 911 to Now:

Spring 2017. Curated by T. Caragol, D. Moss, D. Ward. 


Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait:

Fall 2017. Curated by A. Naeem


Dark Fields of the Republic: Alexander Gardner Photographs, 1859-1872

Fall 2015. Curated by D. Ward


Elaine de Kooning: Portraits

Spring 2016 (catalogue / forward). Curated by B.Brame Fortune


Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction

Summer 2014 (catalogue / forward). Curated by B.Brame Fortune, W. Wick Reaves, D. Ward.


Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits

2014 (two consecutive exhibitions marking a gift of 107 portraits).

Curated by A. Shumard


Out of Many, One.

6-acre landscape portrait from Cuban American urban artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada temporarily placed on the National Mall October 1 through October 31, 2014.


American Cool

Spring 2014 (catalogue / forward). Curated by Joel Dinerstein & Frank Goodyear III



Dutch Utopia: American Artists in Holland 1880-1914

Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, 2009 – 2011. Toured to four venues. (co-curator)

In Full View: American Painting and Sculpture 1720-2005
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Spring 2005

The Chemistry of Color: The Harold A. and Ann R. Sorgenti Collection of Contemporary African-American Art
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Spring 2005. Toured to six venues. (catalogue author)

Light, Line and Color: American Works on Paper 1765-2005
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Summer 2005

Radicals and Conservatives: Abstraction 1945 to the Present
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Spring 2004

Layers of Meaning: Collage and Abstraction in the late 20th Century
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Spring 2003

Touring exhibition curatorial liaison

Betye Saar: Extending the Frozen Moment
Organizing institution: University of Michigan Museum of Art
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Summer/Fall 2006.

Edwin W. Dickinson: Dreams and Realities
Organizing institution: Buffalo Art Museum, Buffalo
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Fall/Winter 2003.

American Modern, 1925-1940: Design for a New Age
Organizing institution: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Spring 2002.

Restructured Reality: The 1930s Paintings of Francis Criss
Organizing institution: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Spring 2002.

American Sublime: Epic Landscape of Our Nation, 1820-1880
Organizing institution: TATE Britain, London
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Summer 2002.

Power and Glory: Portraits from the Uffizi
Organizing institution: Uffizi, Florence
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Fall 2001.

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