This is a photograph of Virginia Mecklenburg in front of an Edward Hopper painting.

Virginia Mecklenburg

Chief Curator

Virginia Mecklenburg is chief curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She oversees the museum’s curatorial and conservation staffs and its acquisitions and collections programs. She has been a curator of painting and sculpture at the museum since 1979. Her research interests include American art and culture, Ashcan art, New Deal art, American abstraction, pop art and Latino art. See full staff bio



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