Sarah is an Art History PhD candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University specializing in Modern and Contemporary Art and Museum Studies. She holds a BA in Art History, Political Science, and Studio Art from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2016, she completed her MA at VCU, writing her Masters qualifying paper on Hans Haacke’s 1993 Venice Biennale installation, GERMANIA.
Her professional museum experience includes two internships at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), where she worked in directorial and curatorial capacities. Sarah also has expertise in digital archiving and art historical consulting for professional artists. Her graduate work has been supported through a 2014–2016 graduate teaching assistantship in the Department of Art History, the 2016–2017 Hamad-bin-Khalifa Assistantship in Art History, and a number of scholarships and fellowships.
As a Fulbright scholar, Sarah is relocating to Trinidad and Tobago in August 2018 to conduct research for her dissertation, “The Curatorial Practice of Kynaston McShine, 1969–1971.” She is also the recipient of the 2018–19 VMFA Graduate Fellowship for Art History. She is currently the Interim Assistant Director of the Office of Scholars and Fellowships at the University of Richmond, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Art History at VCU.