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Susan Williams Knowles

Susan Williams Knowles, American art curator, critic. Member board Visual Artists Alliance, Nashville, since 1991, Sinking Creek Film Festival, Nashville, since 1990, Tennessee Writers Alliance, Nashville, 1992-1994; member board alumni representative Vanderbilt Women's Center, Nashville, 1991-1994.

Background

  • Knowles, Susan Williams was born on September 1, 1952 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Lawrence Harvey and Margaret Anderson Williams.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Art History/French, Vanderbilt University, 1974. Master of Arts in Art History, Vanderbilt University, 1986. Master of Library Science, George Peabody College, 1975.

    Career

    • Curatorial assistant County Music Foundation, Nashville, 1974-1975. Library director Sevier Company Public Library., Sevierville, Tennessee, 1975-1978. Children's library Cincinnati Public Library., 1978-1979.

      Registrar Cheekwood Museum Art, Nashville, 1981-1985, curator collections, 1985-1987. Visual arts director Metro Arts Commission, 1987-1991. Independent curator, critic, since 1991.

      Map II reviewer American Association Museums, since 1985. Panelist grants Tennessee Arts Commission, since 1987. Project curator Tennessee exhibit National Museum Women in Arts, Washington, 1992-1994.

      Acting gallery director Middle Tennessee State University, 1992-1995. Consulting curator Arts in the Airport, Nashville International Airport, Greater Nashville Arts Foundation, since 1994.

    Works

    • Critic New Art Examiner, 1985-1992, Art Papers, since 1984, Nashville Scene, since 1992.

    Membership

    Member board Visual Artists Alliance, Nashville, since 1991, Sinking Creek Film Festival, Nashville, since 1990, Tennessee Writers Alliance, Nashville, 1992-1994. Member board alumni representative Vanderbilt Women's Center, Nashville, 1991-1994.

    Connections

    • Married E. Clifton Knowles, April 8, 1978 (div. 1982); married Andrew P. Saftel, May 27, 1995.
    • father: Lawrence Harvey
    • mother: Margaret Anderson Williams
    • spouses: E. Clifton Knowles
    • Andrew P. Saftel
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    Born September 1, 1952
    (age 64)
    Nationality
    • 1974
      Vanderbilt University
    • 1986
      Vanderbilt University
    • 1975
      George Peabody College
    • 1974 - 1975
      Curatorial assistant, County Music Foundation
      Nashville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1975 - 1978
      library director, Sevier Company Public Library
      Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1978 - 1979
      children's library Cincinnati Public Library
    • 1981 - 1985
      registrar Cheekwood Museum Art
      Nashville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1985 - 1987
      registrar Cheekwood Museum Art
    • 1987 - 1991
      visual arts director, Metro Arts Commission
    • 1991
      independent curator
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