Henry Adams

Henry Adams, a professor in the Department of Art History at Case Western Reserve University, is a specialist in American Art of the 19th century. He has served as curator, director, or interim director at numerous institutions, including the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cummer Museum of Art in Jacksonville, Florida, and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in Kansas City. Adams has published widely, focusing principally on American artists of the 19th and early 20th century, and has curated several major traveling exhibitions. In partnership with Ken Burns, he produced a documentary on Thomas Hart Benton, which was broadcast nationally on PBS.