Elizabeth Broun, PhD

Year Inducted


Career Field

Art History


  • Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • The Senior Member of the Smithsonian’s seventeen museum and bureau directors
  • Former Acting Director of KU’s Spencer Museum of Art
  • 1990: received Alfred H. Barr Award from the College Art Association in honor of her book
  • Supervisor of  research of the Smithsonian Fellows
  • 2001-2006: oversaw $250 million renovation of the American Art Museum