Sarah Cash

Sarah Cash


CCL Class of 2014


National Gallery of Art


Associate Curator of American and British Paintings

Institution at time of Fellowship

Corcoran Gallery of Art


Gail Andrews, Birmingham Museum of Art

Sarah Cash is Associate Curator, Department of American and British Paintings, National Gallery of Art, and former Bechhoefer Curator of American Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She recently completed the award-winning Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945 and curated the traveling exhibition Sargent and the Sea. She has also organized Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art; Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms: Paintings that Inspired a Nation; Albert Bierstadt’s California Scenery, Sunset View; and The Gilded Cage: Views of American Women, 1873–1921. She has lectured widely, authored and edited numerous publications, and has been developing an exhibition focused on Albert Bierstadt’s The Last of the Buffalo (1888).

Prior to arriving at the Corcoran Cash directed the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, and, previously, was assistant curator at the Amon Carter Museum. She has worked at the National Gallery of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and the National Portrait Gallery. Cash received an M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art and a B.A. in Art History from Smith College; she attended the Museum Management Institute in 1996 and CCL in 2014. She serves on the boards of Reynolda House Museum of American Art and the Arlington Arts Center.

CCL was a truly transformative experience for me, and came at a particularly good time when the Corcoran Gallery of Art was undergoing enormous transition. I will be forever grateful for the tools I learned and the new colleagues I met during the CCL sessions and mentorships.