Associate Curator, Department of Photographs
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Diane Waggoner is associate curator in the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. She received a PhD in art history from Yale University. She previously held positions at the Yale University Art Gallery and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. At the Huntington, she was the curator of The Beauty of Life: William Morris and the Art of Design (2003). Since joining the department of photographs at the National Gallery in 2004, she has cocurated Photographic Discoveries: Recent Acquisitions (2006), The Streets of New York: American Photographs from the Collection, 1938-1958 (2006-07), The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888-1978: From the Collection of Robert E. Jackson (2007), and In the Darkroom: Photographic Processes before the Digital Age (2009). The Art of the American Snapshot exhibition catalog was the 2008 winner of the College Art Association's Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Award for distinguished museum publication. In 2010, she organized The Pre-Raphaelite Lens: British Photography and Painting, 1848-1875. She is currently collaborating with Tate Britain on Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848-1900.
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Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848–1900
February 17–May 19, 2013
Pre-Raphaelites and the Book
February 17–May 19, 2013
Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop
February 17–May 5, 2013
The Pre-Raphaelite Lens: British Photography and Painting, 1848–1875
October 31, 2010 –January 30, 2011
In the Darkroom: Photographic Processes Before the Digital Age
October 25, 2009–March 14, 2010
Photographic Discoveries: Recent Acquisitions
March 2, 2006–July 30, 2006
The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888-1978: From the Collection of Robert E. Jackson
October 7, 2007–December 31, 2007