Susan W. Knowles, Ph.D.

Dr. Knowles is an Independent Curator and Art Historian in Nashville, Tennessee. A longtime promoter of regional artists, she is considered an authority on historical and contemporary Tennessee art and is sought out for her expertise on William Edmondson. She has held curatorial positions at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Cheekwood Museum of Art, and the Metro Nashville Arts Commission. Dr. Knowles has worked as an independent project curator for the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, Fisk University, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Tennessee State Museum, and many others.