PhD Johns Hopkins University
MA Johns Hopkins University
BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
American Art, History of Photography, Twentieth-Century Art, Contemporary Art
Shannon Egan received her M.A. and Ph.D. in the History of Art from Johns Hopkins University and her B.A. in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently, she is Director of the Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College, where she curates exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. She has received research fellowships from the ACLS/Terra Foundation for the Arts, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art. She is the author of articles on photographers Edward S. Curtis and Jeff Wall, and An American Art: Edward S. Curtis and The North American Indian, a book-length manuscript examining Curtis’s photography in the early twentieth century. Shannon also teaches courses at Gettysburg College on contemporary art, the history and theory of photography, twentieth-century European art, and art and public policy and serves as director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program.