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Curator Biography

Judith Brodie
Curator and Head of American and Modern Prints and Drawings
National Gallery of Art

Judith Brodie is curator and head of American and modern prints and drawings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Since joining the Gallery in 1986, she has organized, collaborated on, and coordinated numerous exhibitions as well as authored and contributed to various catalogues: Three Centuries of American Prints from the National Gallery of Art (2016), Louise Bourgeois: No Exit (2015), Focus on the Corcoran: Works on Paper: 1860-1990 (2015), Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press (2013), Shock of the News (2012), Stanley William Hayter: From Surrealism to Abstraction (2009), Cotton Puffs, Q-Tips®, Smoke and Mirrors: The Drawings of Ed Ruscha (2005), Roy Lichtenstein: A New Gift of Drawings (2005), Drawings of Jim Dine (2004), A Century of Drawings: Works on Paper from Degas to LeWitt (2001), The Unfinished Print (2001), Prints Abound: Paris in the 1890s, from the Collections of Virginia and Ira Jackson and the National Gallery of Art (2001), Marc Chagall's Early Prints and Drawings (1995), The Great Age of British Watercolors: 1750-1880 (1993), Drawings from the O'Neal Collection (1993), Käthe Kollwitz (1992), Master Drawings from the Armand Hammer Collection: An Inaugural Celebration (1989), and English Drawings and Watercolors, 1630-1850 (1988).

Brodie was a Clark Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in 2010 and has been on the editorial board of Print Quarterly since 2009. Prior to joining the Gallery, Brodie worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art and was a visiting artist at Birgit Skiöld's Print Workshop, London. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design (M.F.A., 1976), Dartmouth College, and Mount Holyoke College (B.A., 1974).

(Updated: June 21, 2017)

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Curator Biography:
Judith Brodie

Louise Bourgeois: No Exit
November 15, 2015–May 15, 2016

Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press
September 1, 2013–January 5, 2014

Shock of the News
September 23, 2012–January 27, 2013

Stanley William Hayter: From Surrealism to Abstraction
May 31–August 23, 2009

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