Shawnya Harris

Shawnya Harris

Program

CCL Class of 2021

Institution

Georgia Museum of Art

Title

Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art

Institution at time of Fellowship

Georgia Museum of Art

Shawnya L. Harris, Ph.D. is the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art at the Georgia Museum of Art, where she has worked since 2015. Harris has curated numerous exhibitions including Mary Bendolph: Quilted Memories, Richard Hunt: Synthesis, and Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection, whose publication garnered the James A. Porter and David C. Driskell Book Award in African American art history in 2018. She is currently organizing a 2021 traveling retrospective and publication centering on the work of artist Emma Amos (1937-2020).

Harris began her career as a museum professional in North Carolina as the director and curator of the University Galleries at North Carolina A&T State University. She earned a Ph.D. in art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is an alumna of Yale University.

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