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About Sharon L. Corwin

Sharon Corwin was appointed as the Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator at the Colby College Museum of Art and Professor of Art at Colby College in 2006 after serving for 3 years as the Lunder Curator of American Art at the Colby Museum. At Colby, she is currently overseeing a 26,000 SF addition to the museum designed by Frederick Fisher and Partners. Prior to coming to the Colby Museum, Corwin held a postdoctoral appointment at the University of California, Berkeley, where she taught courses in the History of Art Department and curated special exhibitions at the Berkeley Art Museum.
Corwin holds a B.A. from New College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley. She has published numerous books and essays. She also serves on the Executive Committee and as Chair of the Public Art Committee for the Maine Arts Commission.

Positions

Present Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator, Colby College Museum of Art, Colby College Museum of Art
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Present Professor of Art, Colby College Art
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20102015 Executive Committee and Chair, Public Art Committee, Maine Arts Commission
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Honors and Awards

  • The National Endowment for the Arts, for American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White, 2010
  • The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, for American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White, 2010
  • The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, for American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White, 2010
  • Maine Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces Program, for American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White, 2010
  • The Henry Luce Foundation, for American School: American Art and Pedagogy, symposium 2009
  • Maine Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces Program, for The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture: 60 Years, 2006
  • The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, for The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture: 60 Years, 2006
  • Faculty Fellow Postdoctoral Appointment, University of California, Berkeley
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship
  • Mabelle McLeod Lewis Memorial Fund Dissertation Fellowship
  • Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellowship, National Museum of American History
  • Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies, Dissertation Fellowship in American Art
  • J. Walter Thompson Research Grant, Hartman Center, Duke University
  • Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley

Courses

  • Words and Images: Writing about Art


Contact Information

Colby College Museum of Art
5600 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 859-5602


Books (2)

Contributions to Books (4)

Exhibition Catalogs (4)

Articles (3)

Unpublished Papers (1)

Presentations (15)