Curator Biography

Sarah Greenough
Senior Curator and Head, Department of Photographs
National Gallery of Art, Washington

Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator and Head, Department of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington

Sarah Greenough
Senior Curator and Head, Department of Photographs
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Photo by Tricia Zigmund © 2013 National Gallery of Art, Washington

Sarah Greenough is senior curator and head of the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. She has organized numerous exhibitions for the Gallery, including Alfred Stieglitz (1983), On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: 150 Years of Photography (1989), Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries (2001), André Kertész (2005), Irving Penn: Platinum Prints (2005), and Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans (2009) that have also traveled to museums around the world. She was also co-curator of The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888-1978: From the Collection of Robert E. Jackson (2007), Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860, (2008), Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint Gaudens’ Shaw Memorial (2013) and curator of Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (2010) and Harry Callahan at 100 (2011).

Greenough is the author of many publications, including Walker Evans: Subways and Streets (1991), Robert Frank: Moving Out (1994), Harry Callahan (1996), Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set (2002), All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852–1860 (2004), with Malcolm Daniel and Gordon Baldwin, and My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Volume One, 1915-1933, Yale University Press, 2011.

Her exhibitions and publications have won many awards, including the International Center of Photography Publications Award for On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: 150 Years of Photography and the George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award for Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set. In 2007, Greenough and co-author Diane Waggoner won the College Art Association's Alfred H. Barr, Jr. award for outstanding museum scholarship for their exhibition catalogue, The Art of the American Snapshot: 1888–1978. In 2009, Greenough won the Outstanding Museum Catalogue of the Year from the Association of Art Museum Curators' award for Looking In: Robert Frank's "The Americans," and in 2010 she won the International Center for Photography's Infinity Award for Publications for the same publication.

General Information

The National Gallery of Art and its Sculpture Garden are at all times free to the public. They are located on the National Mall between 3rd and 9th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW, and are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on December 25 and January 1. With the exception of the atrium and library, the galleries in the East Building will remain closed until late fall 2016 for Master Facilities Plan and renovations. For information call (202) 737-4215 or visit the Gallery's Web site at www.nga.gov. Follow the Gallery on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NationalGalleryofArt, Twitter at www.twitter.com/ngadc, and Instagram at http://instagram.com/ngadc.

Visitors will be asked to present all carried items for inspection upon entering. Checkrooms are free of charge and located at each entrance. Luggage and other oversized bags must be presented at the 4th Street entrances to the East or West Building to permit x-ray screening and must be deposited in the checkrooms at those entrances. For the safety of visitors and the works of art, nothing may be carried into the Gallery on a visitor's back. Any bag or other items that cannot be carried reasonably and safely in some other manner must be left in the checkrooms. Items larger than 17 by 26 inches cannot be accepted by the Gallery or its checkrooms.
 
For additional press information please call or send inquiries to:

Press Office
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785
phone: (202) 842-6353
e-mail: pressinfo@nga.gov

Deborah Ziska
Chief of Press and Public Information
(202) 842-6353
ds-ziska@nga.gov

If you are a member of the press and would like to be added to our press list, click here.

Subscribe to Our Free E-mail Newsletters
Stay up to date with the National Gallery of Art by subscribing to our free e-mail newsletters: Web, educators, family programs, fellowships/internships, films, lectures, music programs, and teen programs. Select as many updates as you wish to receive. To edit your subscriber information, please go to our subscription management page.

Information

Curator's Biography
Sarah Greenough

Garry Winogrand
March 2–June 8, 2014

Harry Callahan at 100
October 2, 2011–March 4, 2012

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg
May 2–September 6, 2010

Robert Bergman: Portraits, 1986–1995
October 11, 2009–Janurary 10, 2010

Looking In: Robert Frank’s "The Americans" (2009)

Oceans, Rivers, and Skies: Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, and Alfred Stieglitz (2008)

Richard Misrach: On the Beach (2008)

The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888-1978: From the Collection of Robert E. Jackson (2007)

Photographic Discoveries: Recent Acquisitions (2006)

Irving Penn: Platinum Prints (2005)

André Kertész (2005)

All The Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852–1860
(2004)

Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries (2001)

On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: 150 Years of Photography (1989)

Alfred Stieglitz (1983)

Press Contact

For Press Inquiries Only:
(202) 842-6353
pressinfo@nga.gov

Chief Press Officer
Deborah Ziska
ds-ziska@nga.gov
(202) 842-6353