Francesca Herndon-Consagra

Updated
30 Nov 2016

Francesca Herndon-Consagra is the senior curator of prints and drawings and European paintings at the Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she was senior curator of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, where she organized exhibitions for a sanctuary space designed by Tadao Ando. The Pulitzer Foundation presents changing exhibitions of both contemporary and historical art and engages in a variety of programming initiatives involving the visual, literary, and performing arts. Prior to her tenure at the Pulitzer, she spent eight years as the curator of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Saint Louis Art Museum. She organized numerous exhibitions with accompanying catalogs on such themes as Rembrandt's prints, botanical illustration, and contemporary German drawings. She also helped design a new study room and storage facility for the museum. Herndon-Consagra has held fellowships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington, D.C., and has worked as the research associate to Henry A. Millon, Dean of Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the NGA. She was a Center exhibitions panelist in 2009.