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September 22, 2023

Shelley R. Langdale, Curator and Head of Modern and Contemporary Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art

Shelley R. Langdale, Curator and Head of Modern and Contemporary Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art

Shelley R. Langdale has held curatorial positions in works on paper collections at the Harvard University Art Museums, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, before joining the National Gallery in her current position in 2019. Over the years she has curated numerous exhibitions and published on topics that range from the 15th-century engravings of Antonio Pollaiuolo to the video installations and works on paper of contemporary artists Oscar Muñoz and Tabaimo. She served as the co-organizer of the World AIDS Day art installations and observances at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as part of the curatorial team for the international contemporary art festival, Philagrafika (2010) held throughout the city of Philadelphia. She also served as the President of the Print Council of America from 2017–2021. One of the co-founders of the Philadelphia chapter of ArtTable, she currently is an advisor to the Washington, DC chapter leadership committee. Langdale also is an advisor on the boards of The Print Center and the Brandywine Workshop and Archives in Philadelphia and the acquisition and advisory committees of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine.

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