National Gallery of Art Curator Meets with Art History Students

Dr. C.D. Dickerson ’94 visited with students in Lauren Cunningham’s Art History class on November 13. Cunningham’s students recently have been studying Baroque sculpture, so Dr. Dickerson, the Curator and Head of the Sculpture Department at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., was the perfect guest presenter and highly qualified to teach about this art period. 
 
In addition to addressing Baroque art, Dr. Dickerson told students about his job as a curator, and what a person needs to do to become a curator. He answered questions about what it's like to work in a museum and how museums acquire works of art.
 
Cunningham has been trying to get Dr. Dickerson to meet with her Art History students since 2016 when she met him at a College Counseling Career Conversations event. His work in D.C. keeps him exceptionally busy and she was ecstatic that she could arrange the meeting while he was in Fort Worth visiting family. He and his wife, Elyse Stoltz Dickerson ’93, are the parents of two current Falcons, Amelia ’26 and Simon ’24
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