Sarah Lewis

Assistant Professor, History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Sarah Lewis is an assistant professor of history of art and architecture and African and African American studies at Harvard University. Her scholarship on race, art, and culture has been published in academic journals as well as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Artforum. Lewis was the guest editor of the “Vision & Justice” issue of Aperture, which received the 2017 Infinity Award for Critical Writing and Research from the International Center of Photography and is the author of The Rise, a book about failure and creativity. Previously, she held curatorial positions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Tate Modern, London.

Videos/Audio of Sarah Lewis

How do we “read” a photograph? What is the relationship between art production, culture, and justice? And how can... See more
For more than three decades, artist Carrie Mae Weems has created a body of work — including photographs, fabric, text,... See more
Art historian Sarah Lewis (Harvard University) and architect Michael Murphy (MASS Design Group) discuss the art and... See more
“Truth,” wrote Frederick Douglass, “belongs, like the earth, to all the earth’s inhabitants.” In the search for truth,... See more
Bestselling author Sarah Lewis (The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery) investigates the... See more