Sarah Lewis

Professor of Art History and Architecture & African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Sarah Lewis is the Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Before joining the faculty at Harvard, she held curatorial positions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Tate Modern, London and taught at Yale University School of Art. Her scholarship been published in many journals as well as in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Aperture, Artforum and in publications for the Smithsonian, The Museum of Modern Art, and Rizzoli. She is also the guest editor of the "Vision & Justice" special issue of Aperture (Summer 2016) and author of the bestseller, The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery. Lewis's board service includes the Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts and Creative Time. She received her bachelor's degree from Harvard, an M. Phil from Oxford in Economic and Social History, and her Ph.D. in History of Art from Yale. She lives in Cambridge, MA and New York City.


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Sarah Lewis