Susan  Cahan

Susan Cahan

Susan Cahan is an art historian, educator, and curator who specializes in contemporary art and the history of museums. Her particular interests are the relationship between artistic and social change, and the confluence of factors that shape the way culture is imagined, discussed, and advanced. She is the author of “Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power” (Duke, 2016), “The Wonder Years” in “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History” (MIT Press, 2009), “Carrie Mae Weems: Reflecting Louisiana” in “Carrie Mae Weems: The Louisiana Project” (2004), the editor of “I Remember Heaven: Jim Hodges and Andy Warhol” (2007), and the coeditor of “Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education” (1996). She has directed programs at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Peter Norton Family Foundation. Currently, she is an Associate Dean and Dean for the Arts in Yale College.