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Sarah Gordon

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Art

After obtaining her PhD from Northwestern University, Sarah Gordon spent seven years in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art. There, she contributed to several major exhibitions of American and European photographers, including Robert Frank, Harry Callahan, and Charles Marville. Gordon’s book, Indecent Exposures: Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion Nudes, will be published by Yale University Press in the fall of 2015. Professor Gordon is now investigating contemporary feminist responses to Muybridge’s photographs. She also serves as a researcher and writer for the US General Services Administration, focusing on New Deal murals in federal buildings, and as a consultant for DC-area art collectors. Professor Gordon’s teaching concentrates on the history of photography and American art.


PhD, Northwestern University
MA, Northwestern University
BA, University of Michigan

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  • Spring 2016