Author Archives: Linda

Linda Johnson Dougherty is chief curator and curator of contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art, where she is currently organizing exhibitions of contemporary art and developing artists’ projects for the Museum Park. She codirected the public art program for the state of North Carolina for several years, and prior to that she was a curator at the Phillips Collection, a research associate at the National Gallery of Art, and a research assistant at the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C.

As an independent curator and critic based in Chapel Hill, she contributed reviews and articles on contemporary art to numerous national art publications. She has also written exhibition catalogues and guest-curated exhibitions for museums and contemporary art centers in North Carolina and throughout the United States. She has a BA in art history from Wesleyan University and an MA in art history from Williams College.

New in the Gallery: Kehinde Wiley

A bold new portrait steps into an old master gallery

The Contemporary Art Whirl

Linda reports back on contemporary art in Brazil