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curator , Art museum curator

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

  • Other Work

    • 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.