Student, Vanderbilt University, 1963-1965; Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, Harvard University, 1966; Master of Arts in Teaching of English, Harvard University, 1967; postgraduate, Cornell Univercity, 1971-1974.
Director Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1975-1978. Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, 1978-1981. Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, 1981-1987.
Curator, acting co-director Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 1987-1990. Executive director Washington Projects for the Arts, 1990-1992. Director University Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1992—2007.
Juror Dallas Museum of Arts, McKnight Awards, Minneapolis. Grant evaluator Intellectual Property Multimedia Subsystem. Grant evaluator, panelist National Endowment of the Humanities.
Lecturer, consultant in field.
Board of directors Cultural Alliance Washington. Curator, commissioner for United States for 1995 Venice Biennale. Member Association College and University Museum and Galleries (vice president 1986-1988), American Association Museum, College Art Association (United States commissioner Venice Biennale 1995).
Daughter of Sidney M. and Theresa (Feigenblatt) Litchfield. Widowed; children: Charles C. Sweedler, Milo Sweedler.