Meet the Curator

George Gurney is curator of sculpture at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and organized Edmonia Lewis's Cleopatra. Other exhibitions that he has curated at the Museum include Chaim Gross -- A Celebration, Sculpture and the Federal Triangle and Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair.
Mr. Gurney's chief interest is in American nineteenth and twentieth-century figurative sculpture. He was educated at Brown University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware, where he received a Ph.D. in art history. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Hartford and Sweet Briar College.