Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw is associate professor of American Art at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her PhD in art history from Stanford University and then held an appointment as an assistant professor of History of Art and African and African American Studies at Harvard University for five years before coming to the University of Pennsylvania in September 2005. Her book, Seeing the Unspeakable: The Art of Kara Walker, was published by Duke University Press in the winter of 2004. In 2006 she organized a museum exhibition and catalog, titled Portraits of a People: Picturing African Americans in the Nineteenth Century, with the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts. She has also organized shows at Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery and the university's Museum of Archeology and Ethnography. She served as the Romare Bearden Fellow at the Saint Louis Art Museum (1993-94).