Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Gwendolyn Owens

Gwendolyn Owens, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Visual Arts Collection, McGill University, is responsible for the University’s wide-ranging collection. She has previously held curatorial positions at Cornell University, Williams College, the University of Maryland, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Her scholarly publications are on a wide range of topics: nineteenth century American landscape painters; Maurice Prendergast; art and commerce at the turn of the century in New York; Georgia O’Keeffe; kitchen wallpaper; and Canadian art. In 2017, she co-curated the exhibition Higher States: Lawren Harris and his American Contemporaries for the McMichael Canadian Collection.