Curator of 19th-century Photographs, Department of Photography
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Diane Waggoner is curator of 19th-century photographs in the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. She received her 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. Since joining the department of photographs at the National Gallery in 2004, she has co-curated Photographic Discoveries: Recent Acquisitions (2006); The Streets of New York: American Photographs from the Collection, 1938-1958 (2006); 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 museum scholarship. She curated The Pre-Raphaelite Lens: British Photography and Painting, 1848-1875 (2010) and collaborated with Tate Britain on Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848-1900 (2013). Most recently, she curated East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography (2017).
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The Gallery also offers a broad range of newsletters for various interests. Follow this link to view the complete list.
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
March 12—July 16, 2017
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
The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888-1978: From the Collection of Robert E. Jackson
October 7–December 31, 2007
Photographic Discoveries: Recent Acquisitions
March 26–July 30, 2006
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