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Katharine Johnson Watson

Katharine Johnson Watson, art museum director, art historian. Kress Foundation fellow, 1967-1968, Chester Dale Fellow, 1970-1971, American Council Learned Societies fellow, 1977-1978, Villa I Tatti fellow, 1977-1978.

Background

  • Watson, Katharine Johnson was born on November 11, 1942 in Providence. Daughter of William Randolph and Katharine Johnson (Badger) Watson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Duke University, 1964. Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1973.

    Career

    • Teaching assistant University Pennsylvania, 1966-1967. Instructor, curator exhibitions University Pittsburgh, 1969-1970. Curator of art before 1800 Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio, 1973-1977.

      Lecturer Oberlin College, 1973-1977. Director Peary-MacMillan Artic Museum Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1977-1983, director Museum of Art, 1977-1998. Trustee Museum Art of Ogunquit, 1977-1989, Regional Art Conservation Laboratory, Williamstown, 1977-1990, Surf Point Foundation, York, Maine.

      Member Smithsonian Council, 1990-1996.

    Works

    • Author: Pietro Tacca, 1983. Author text for exhibition catalogues. Co-editor: Allen Memorial Art Museum Bull, 1974-1977.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member professional advisory committee Victoria Society Maine, 1988-1993. Member advisory council Archives of America Art, 1982-1990. Member American Association Art Museum Directors, American Association Museums, College Art Association.

    Connections

    • Married Paul Luther Nyhus, December 17, 1983. Stepchildren: Kristina Victoria, Karen Ida, Katharine Ellen.
    • father: William Randolph Watson
    • mother: Katharine Johnson (Badger) Watson
    • spouse: Paul Luther Nyhus
    • children: Kristina Victoria Watson
    • Karen Ida Watson
    • Katharine Ellen Watson
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    Born November 11, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1964
      Duke University
    • 1967
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1973
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1966 - 1967
      Teaching assistant, University Pennsylvania
    • 1969 - 1970
      instructor
    • 1973 - 1977
      curator of art before 1800 Allen Memorial Art Museum
      Oberlin, Louisiana, United States
    • 1973 - 1977
      lecturer, Oberlin College
    • 1977 - 1983
      director, Peary-MacMillan Artic Museum Bowdoin College
      Brunswick, Georgia, United States
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