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Barbara Johns

Barbara Johns, art museum curator. Member College Art Association, American Association of Museums, Association of America Art Historians.

Background

  • Johns, Barbara was born on May 6, 1942 in Seattle.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Wisconsin, 1964; Master of Arts, San Diego State University, 1984; Postgrad., University Washington, 1990.

    Career

    • Curatorial assistant Seattle Art Museum, 1981-1983. Manager Northwest Oral History Project Archives of America Art/Smithsonian Institute, Washington, 1984-1985, manager Northwest Asian American Project Seattle, 1989-1990. Director Henry Luce Foundation Research Project Seattle Art Museum, 1985-1990.

      Chief curator Tacoma (Washington) Art Museum, since 1991. Board directors ArtTable, New York City. Board advisors Jacob Lawrence Catalog Rais.

      Project, Seattle, Detroit, and New York, since 1996, Archives of America Art, Los Angeles, since 1991.

    Works

    • Curator: Landscape in America 1850-1890. Curator, author/editor: (exhibit and catalog) Jet Dreams: Art of 50s in the Northwest, 1995. Co-curator: Kinships: Alice Neel, 1996.Curator, author (catalogue) Modern Art from the Pacific Northwest, 1990.

    Membership

    Member College Art Association, American Association of Museums, Association of America Art Historians.

    Connections

    • Married Richard Hesik.
    • spouse: Richard Hesik.
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    Born March 6, 1942
    (age 75)
    Nationality
    • 1964
      University Wisconsin
    • 1984
      San Diego State University
    • 1990
      University Washington
    • 1981 - 1983
      Curatorial assistant, Seattle Art Museum
    • 1984 - 1985
      manager, Northwest Oral History Project Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institute
      Washington, United States
    • 1985 - 1990
      director, Henry Luce Foundation Research Project Seattle Art Museum
    • 1991
      chief curator Tacoma (Washington) Art Museum