All posts by Karen Sherry

Karen Sherry

Karen Sherry joined the Museum in 2003 as project coordinator for the Luce Center for American Art’s Visible Storage ▪ Study Center, a publicly accessible storage facility containing more than 2,000 works of art. In her current position since 2005, she has organized several special exhibitions from the Museum’s renowned collections of American art, including shows on plein-air sketching, Japonisme in American graphic arts, Francis Guy’s early Brooklyn scenes, and, with Teresa Carbone, American landscape watercolors. Prior to coming to the Museum, Ms. Sherry worked as a research assistant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Brandywine River Museum, and as co-curator of an exhibition on John Sloan’s graphic works at the Delaware Art Museum. She has also taught art history at Pratt Institute, University of Delaware, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She earned a B.A. degree from Boston University and an M.A. from University of Delaware, where she is currently completing her Ph.D. Among the honors she has received are fellowships from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Winterthur Museum.

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On-the-Road Research, or What Curators Do On Their Summer Vacations

One of the projects I’ve been working on is Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum, an exhibition of about 100 of our pre-1945…

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View of American Identities galleries with works by Feke and Williams

The British Are Coming!

This portrait by the British painter Thomas Hudson has just been added to American Identities, the installation of the Museum’s world-renowned collections of American art….

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The First Harvest in the Wilderness

Valerie Hegarty’s evocation of Asher B. Durand’s 1855 painting The First Harvest in the Wilderness in her benefit print for the 1stfans program adds another…

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