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Elizabeth Neilson Armstrong


Elizabeth Neilson Armstrong, American curator. Recipient government merit award for outstanding performance National Endowment of the Humanities, 1979; humanities graduate research grantee University California, 1981; fellow for museum professionals National Endowment for Arts, 1989.


Armstrong, Elizabeth Neilson was born on June 30, 1952 in Winchester, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Douglas Byron and Ruth Mary (Publow) Armstrong.


Bachelor, Hampshire College, 1974. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1982.


Grants administrator National Endowment of the Humanities, Washington, 1976-1979. Research assistant San Francisco Museum Modern Art, 1979-1981. Consultant Lowie Museum Anthropology, Berkeley, 1981-1982.

National Endowment for Arts curatorial intern Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1982-1983, assistant curator, 1983-1986, associate curator, 1986-1989, curator, 1989-1996. Senior curator Museum Contemporary Art, San Diego, since 1996. Member advisory board Capp Street Project, San Francisco, 1987.

Guest curator Center for Book Arts, New York City, 1989. Panelist National Education Association, Washington, 1988, 89, Pew Charitable Trust, 1994. Consultant, reviewer National Gallery Art, Washington, 1990.


book Tyler Graphics: The Extended Image book Tyler Graphics: The Extended Image by Armstrong, Elizabeth (1987) Hardcover book Tyler Graphics: The Extended Image by Elizabeth Armstrong, Judith Goldman, Jack Flam, E. C. Goosse (1996) Paperback book In the Spirit of Fluxus book In the Spirit of Fluxus by Rothfuss, Joan, Armstrong, Elizabeth (1993) Paperback book In the Spirit of Fluxus Paperback February 2, 1993


Member advisory committee Minnesota Percent for Art Program, St. Paul, 1987. Board directors Artpaper, Minneapolis, 1989-1993. Member Print Council American, Minnesota Center for Book Arts.


  • Other Interests

    Snorkeling, tennis, skiing.


Married Daniel Alexander Boone, March 1, 1985. Children: Olivia Armstrong Boone, Phoebe Elizabeth Boone.