SMITHSONIAN JOURNEYS EXPERTS
Eric Denker is the Senior Lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, where he has been since 1978. Eric has also served as the Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Corcoran, overseeing the permanent collection and coordinating an active exhibition schedule including historical shows of Sargent drawings, Whistler and his Circle in Venice, Childe Hassam, and contemporary exhibitions focusing on Thiebaud, Lichtenstein, and William T. Wiley. Eric attended Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, and received his doctorate from the University of Virginia, writing on James McNeill Whistler. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and at Cornell University's Washington Semester. He frequently lectures in Italy for the Smithsonian Institution and for the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice.