Carolyn K. Carr

Deputy Director and Chief Curator, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Carolyn Kinder Carr received her B.A from Smith College, her M.A. from Oberlin College, and her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. From 1978 to 1983 she was chief curator at the Akron Art Museum in Ohio. She has also taught art history at Kent State University and the University of Akron. Carr has curated many exhibitions on modern and contemporary art and portraiture. She is the author of Alice Neel’s Women (2002) and Hans Namuth: Portraits (1998), and the coauthor, with Dr. Ellen Miles, of A Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery. She most recently co-curated “Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits.”