Annie V.F. Storr
PhD Art History (American), University of Delaware; MAT Museum Education, George Washington University; MA Art History of Art, University of Toronto; BA Religion and Art History, Oberlin College. Storr is the founding head of the Corcoran’s degree programs in Art Education. Before the Corcoran, she was head of Education for the American Association of Museums, Director of the Arts Management degree programs at American University, Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia (and many other universities and colleges), and Director of the Joan Whitney Payson Gallery of Art and Humanities Faculty of Westbrook College (Portland, ME). In 1985 she was among the first 14 Americans awarded the three-year National Graduate Fellowship by the US Department of Education, for her cross-disciplinary dissertation in education practice and art history. She was an author/contributor to "Building a Nation of Learners", the US government’s first policy statement of lifelong learning and cross-disciplinary learning studies (1994-1996). Her consulting firm, Museum Project in Public Service has assisted museums and community organizations make educational service to diverse audiences top priority, through program development, internal assessment and institutional reorganization. (Client institutions include: Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History (Smithsonian); State Museum of Pennsylvania; the National Gallery of Art; Terra Foundation of American Art; William Penn Foundation, et al). She has collaborated extensively with the District of Columbia Public Schools and the Office of the State Superintendent of Schools, as a contributor to learning standards in the visual arts, teacher development programs geared to identified areas of greatest need, implementation of after-school art programs by Corcoran faculty and graduate school, and creation of the School Partnership program for art at J. F. Cooke, and later Amidon-Bowen E.S. In 2011, Dr. Storr was awarded the prestigious Kress Fellowship in Museum Education at the Sterling and Francine Clark Institute of Art in Williamstown, MA.