Pam McClusky

Cultural Specialist

Pamela McClusky is curator of African and Oceanic art at the Seattle Art Museum.  McClusky helped the Seattle Art Museum to establish the African and Oceanic Art Department and has launched several permanent galleries to house the museum’s African and Australian Aboriginal art collections.

McClusky has lectured worldwide and curated numerous exhibitions, including “Is Egyptian Art African?,” “Indigo Blues,” “Sorry Business,” “The Untold Story,” “Elegant Plain Art from the Shaker World and Beyond,” “Passion for Possession,” and “Africa in America.”  Her publications include Praise Poems, African Art: From Crocodiles to Convertibles in the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum, and Art from Africa: Long Steps Never Broke a Back.

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