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Elizabeth Broun

Elizabeth Broun, American art historian, curator. Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1968-1969; Ford. Foundation fellow, 1970-1972; named one of The 100 Most Powerful Women in District of Columbia, Washingtonian magazine, 2009. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Broun, Elizabeth was born on December 15, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Augustine Hughes and Roberta Catherine (Hayden) Gibson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Kansas, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kansas, 1976. Certified advanced study, University Bordeaux, France, 1967.

    Career

    • Curator prints and drawings Spencer Museum Art, Lawrence, Kansas, 1976-1983. Assistant professor University Kansas, 1978-1983. Assistant director chief curator National Museum American Art, Washington, 1983-1988, acting director, 1988-1989.

      Director Smithsonian American Art Museum (formerly National Museum American Art), since 1989.

    Works

    Membership

    Member Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • father: Augustine Hughes Gibson
    • mother: Roberta Catherine (Hayden) Gibson
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    Born December 15, 1946
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      University Kansas
    • 1976
      University Kansas
    • 1967
      University Bordeaux
    • 1976 - 1983
      Curator prints and drawings Spencer Museum Art
      Lawrence, Kansas, United States
    • 1978 - 1983
      assistant, professor University Kansas
    • 1983 - 1988
      assistant, director chief curator National Museum American Art
      Washington, United States
    • 1989
      director, Smithsonian American Art Museum (formerly National Museum American Art)