McWhorter, Karen

Karen McWhorter began her position as the Scarlett Curator of Western American Art for the Whitney Western Art Museum in March 2015. She leads the curatorial activities and programs for western American art at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Mrs. McWhorter previously served as department assistant in charge of research and publications for the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum. She has written on contemporary western American art, artists of the Taos School, nineteenth-century explorer artists, American landscape paintings and photography, and topics in museums studies.