Ashley Bouknight

13 Jul 2018


Ashley Bouknight, photo courtesy of the artist.

Ashley Bouknight is curator at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, home of the 7th US President near Nashville, TN. Bouknight has curated several exhibitions including From Slavery to Freedom: Stories of the Hermitage Enslaved Community (2013) on the enslaved African American community during the antebellum and post-Civil War periods. She has developed tours and conducts lectures on the enslaved community and African American interpretation at The Hermitage. Currently, she serves as co-chair for The Hermitage’s Black History Month programming and serves as museum instructional designer for Nashville’s Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School. Previously, Bouknight was exhibit designer and curator for the University of South Carolina/BOURDREAUX where she developed the concept, theme, and design for the exhibition Gone but Not Forgotten: Booker T. Washington High School, 1916-1974. In 2018, Bouknight served as a Center LOI panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.