Schmucker Art Gallery

Shannon Egan

Director of the Schmucker Art Gallery

Schmucker Art Gallery



Campus Box 2452


Schmucker Hall

300 N. Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

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 artShe 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.


PhD Johns Hopkins University,
MA Johns Hopkins University,
BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

Academic Focus

American Art, History of Photography, Twentieth-Century Art, Contemporary Art