Assistant Curator, Department of Photographs
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Sarah Kennel is associate curator in the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. She holds a Ph.D in art history from the University of California, Berkeley, completing her dissertation on the relationship between dance and the visual arts in early 20th-century Paris. After a Mary Davis Predoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts from 1999-2001, Kennel was a contributor for The Art of Romare Bearden (2003) and then joined the department of photographs where she has contributed to numerous shows, including André Kertész (2005), Irving Penn: The Platinum Prints (2005), and The Art of the American Snapshot (2007). She has also curated or co-curated Paris in Transition: Photographs from the National Gallery of Art (2006); In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet (2008); In the Darkoom: Photographic Processes before the Digital Age (2009), and The Serial Portrait: Photography and Identity in the Last One Hundred Years (2012). Kennel is currently working on the exhibition and catalogue for Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris. She has taught classes in the history of art at the University of California, Berkeley, Princeton University and is currently an adjunct professor at George Washington University.
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Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris
September 29, 2013–January 5, 2014
Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music
May 12–October 6, 2013
In the Darkroom: Photographic Processes Before the Digital Age
October 25, 2009–March 14, 2010
The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888-1978: From the Collection of Robert E. Jackson
October 7–December 31, 2007
In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet
March 2–June 8, 2008
Paris in Transition: Photographs from the National Gallery of Art
February 11, 2006–May 6, 2007
Irving Penn: The Platinum Prints
June 19 – October 2, 2005
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