Photo of Sarah Newman by John DeWolf.

Sarah Newman

James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art

Sarah Newman is the James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She joined the museum staff in September 2016. Her responsibilities include research, exhibitions, and acquisitions related to the museum’s collection of contemporary art. Her research interests include the relationship between contemporary art and design, and the art of the 1980s. See full staff bio.

Exhibitions