Skip to Content
Admission is always free Directions

Curator's Biography
Leah Dickerman

February 19 – May 14, 2006

The Cubist Paintings of Diego Rivera: Memory, Politics, Place
April 4 – July 25, 2004

For Press Inquiries Only:
(202) 842-6353
[email protected]

Curator Biography

Leah Dickerman
Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
National Gallery of Art

Leah Dickerman is associate curator of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. She has previously organized The Cubist Paintings of Diego Rivera at the NGA (2004), was a co-curator of the retrospective Aleksander Rodchenko at the Museum of Modern Art (1998), and curator of Building the Collective: Selections from the Merrill C. Berman Collection at the Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University and the Harvard University Art Museums (1996-97). Dickerman serves on the editorial board of the journal October and has written extensively on European art between the two World Wars. Dickerman came to the National Gallery in 2001 from Stanford University where she taught in the Department of Art History. She has also taught at Columbia University and the University of Delaware. A graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe College, she received her PhD from Columbia University. Between 1993 and 1996, she was the David E. Finley fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art.

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. For information call (202) 737-4215 or visit the Gallery's Web site at Follow the Gallery on Facebook at, Twitter at, and Instagram at

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:
Department of Communications
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785
phone: (202) 842-6353
e-mail: [email protected]
Anabeth Guthrie
Chief of Communications
(202) 842-6804
[email protected]

The Gallery also offers a broad range of newsletters for various interests. Follow this link to view the complete list.