Linda Johnson Dougherty

Chief Curator & Curator of Contemporary Art

North Carolina Museum of Art


Linda Johnson Dougherty is the Chief Curator & Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art, where she oversees the contemporary art collection, organizes exhibitions, and develops artists’ projects for the Museum Park. She co-directed the public art program for the state of North Carolina for several years and prior to that she was a curator at The Phillips Collection, a research associate at the National Gallery of Art, and a research assistant at the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC. As an independent curator and critic based in Chapel Hill, she contributed reviews and articles on contemporary art to numerous national art publications, and has also written exhibition catalogues and guest curated exhibitions for museums and contemporary art centers in North Carolina and throughout the United States. She has a BA in Art History from Wesleyan University and an MA in Art History from Williams College.