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September 15, 2022

Sarah Cash

Sarah Cash Associate Curator, Department of American and British Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington

Sarah Cash is an associate curator of American and British paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, where she has worked since 2014. Prior to that she served as curator of American art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (1998–2014); director of the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College; and assistant curator at the Amon Carter Museum. She has also held positions at Yale University Art Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery.

At the National Gallery, Cash has overseen and assisted with numerous projects involving the transition of the Corcoran’s collections to the National Gallery of Art. She co-curated the exhibition Sargent and Spain (2022), in collaboration Elaine Kilmurray and Richard Ormond, co- directors of the John Singer Sargent catalogue raisonné.

At the Corcoran, Cash completed the first modern scholarly catalog of the Corcoran’s American paintings collection. Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945 (2011) was published as a book with an online component. She organized the major international traveling exhibition Sargent and the Sea (2009–2010) and edited its accompanying catalog. She also organized the loan exhibitions Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art (2005–2007); Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms: Paintings that Inspired a Nation (2004); and Albert Bierstadt’s California Scenery, Sunset View (2003). She organized many exhibitions from the Corcoran’s permanent collection, including The Gilded Cage: Views of American Women, 1873–1921 (2002), and coordinated the Corcoran’s presentation of numerous major traveling exhibitions.

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