Gwendolyn Dubois Shaw

Shaw is Associate Professor of History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her PhD from Stanford and was an assistant professor at Harvard University. She is also the Visual Arts Editor of Transition and an independent curator.

Shaw is the author of Seeing the Unspeakable: The Art of Kara Walker (2004). Her research takes up issues of race, gender, sexuality and class in the art of the United States and the "New World." She has mounted exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Arthur Ross Gallery, and Penn's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. She has also partnered with numerous institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Barnes Foundation, Slought. and the St. Louis Art Museum to develop numerous public programs and scholarly events. She is currently working with the Philadelphia Museum of Art on a catalogue for an exhibition dedicated to that museum's collection of art by artists of African descent.

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

Associate Professor
History of Art Department
University of Pennsylvania
304 Jaffe Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6208