Elizabeth A. Brown (she/her) is an independent scholar, educator, and consultant specializing in contemporary art and the history of photography. From 2000-2011 she was Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions & Collections at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, following positions at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, and the University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara. She has curated over 50 exhibitions, including mid-career surveys of Kiki Smith (photographic work) and Lari Pittman (drawings), WOW (The Work of the Work), which explored how contemporary art affects the viewer; and 150 Works of Art, an innovative display of the Henry’s permanent collection. Alongside numerous exhibition catalogues, she has published books on photography by Constantin Brancusi (Edition Assouline) and Kiki Smith (Prestel). Brown earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan and M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. degrees, all in the history of art, from Columbia University in New York.
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