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Sara Woodbury


Email: [[e|scwoodbury]]
Research Interests: Art access; traveling exhibitions; mobility studies; museum studies; 19th-20th-century American art; digital humanities


Sara Woodbury’s research explores the intersections between mobility studies and museum studies in relation to art access. Her dissertation focuses on outreach art exhibitions and how they potentially enable or restrict art access through their content, transportation, and community engagement. An experienced museum curator, she is currently collaborating with the Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University on the interdisciplinary exhibition, Motion and Emotion: Exploring Affect from Automata to Robots, scheduled to open in 2022. Prior to coming to William and Mary, Sara held curatorial positions at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Shelburne Museum, and the Dallas Museum of Art. 

You can learn more about Sara's academic and personal interests by visiting her website.


B.A., Art History, Lake Forest College

M.A., History of Art, Williams College

Selected Professional Experience

Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Roswell Museum and Art Center, 2013-2018

Curatorial Fellow, Shelburne Museum, 2011-2013

McDermott Curatorial Fellow, Dallas Museum of Art, 2010-2011