Therese O’Malley Associate Dean at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art

Therese O'MalleyTherese O’Malley is the Associate Dean at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Her scholarship concerns the history of landscape architecture and garden design, primarily in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a focus on the transatlantic exchange of plants, ideas, and people. Her recent publications include Modernism and Landscape Architecture, 1890-1940, co-edited with Joachim Wolschke Buhlmann. (National Gallery of Art, 2015), Keywords in American Landscape Design (Yale University Press, 2010), The Art of Natural History, co-edited with Amy W. Meyers (National Gallery of Art, 2008), and many articles on aspects of the early profession of landscape design, American gardens and the history of botanic gardens. She was president of the Society of Architectural Historians, chair of the Association of Research Institutes in Art History and Senior Fellow in Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks. She is on the editorial boards of Penn Press Landscape Studies series, and the international quarterly Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes. Dr. O’Malley is a director of the Foundation for Landscape Studies, and founding member of the SAH Landscape Chapter and board member of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy in Baltimore. She currently serves as an advisor to the United States Ambassadors Fund for the State Department. She lectures internationally and has been guest professor at Harvard, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University. In 2005, she was the guest curator and catalog author “Glasshouses, Architecture of Light and Air” an exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden, where she serves on the Library Visiting Committee and Advisory for the Mellon Humanities Institute. She is currently engaged in creating a digital archive based on her book: Keywords in American Landscape Design, that will resides on the National Gallery website. She is co-curator of an exhibition opening June 2017 at MOMA entitled Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive.  In 2016, Dr. O’Malley was made a fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians.

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