Dr. Lisa E. Farrington

Associate Dean for Fine Arts and Director of the Howard University Gallery of Art

Farrington earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Howard University in 1978. She then completed a master’s of arts degree at American University. She also earned a master’s degree in philosophy and a doctorate in art history from the City University of New York Graduate Center.

As an award-winning academic author, Farrington has lectured on three continents and authored or co-authored 10 books and dozens of scholarly essays, including two award-winning historical texts for Oxford University Press: African-American Art: A Visual and Cultural History and Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists. In addition, she was the 2008 Endowed Scholar of the Humanities at Spelman College and won the coveted Creative Capital Writers Award from the Andy Warhol Foundation for her manuscript on African American artist Emma Amos. Please see the full article by Howard Newsroom Staff.

Dr. Farrington's People Profile

Scott Baker

Chief Curator

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