PhD+ Careers in Art Museums

April 13, 2021
Virtual Event

Art museums employ scholars with a diversity of backgrounds and educational credentials for leadership and staff positions. Join this panel discussion with museum directors and museum staff to discuss the wide variety of career positions in museums with a particular emphasis on attracting a diversity of scholars to the art museum space. Panelists will share their own professional trajectories, what their roles involve, and how their graduate education prepared them for their specific roles.

*This event is hosted by the University of Georgia Graduate School, and we thank our colleagues at UGA for sharing this opportunity with us.


Linda Harrison, Director Newark Museum of Art

Maurita Poole, Director of Clark Atlanta University Art Museum

Michael Tomor, Director of Tampa Museum of Art

Shawnya Harris, Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art at Georgia Museum of Art

Erin Northington, Susan and Stephen Wilson Associate Director, Campus and Community Education and Engagement at the Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University

3:30 - 4:45 PM