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Andrea Packard ’85

Director, Swarthmore College Art Collection & Curator, List Gallery



  2. Phone: (610) 328-8488
  3. Beardsley Hall 304
Headshot of List Gallery Director, Andrea Packard


B.A., Swarthmore College
Certificate, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
M.F.A., The American University


Contemporary Art

Biographical Statement

Andrea Packard has directed the List Gallery at Swarthmore College since 1995 and was named director of the Swarthmore College Art Collection in spring 2023. She has curated hundreds of exhibitions for Swarthmore and other venues and published more than 45 essays highlighting the work of diverse artists, including Dyani White Hawk, Mary Lee Bendolph, Alisson Saar, Sedrick Huckaby, Rackstraw Downes, Emmet Gowin, Orit Hofshi, and Lois Dodd. She has also served as a juror, panelist, guest curator, consultant, and lecturer at institutions, such as at Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York, and Dartmouth College. 

Her work as a curator, administrator, and teacher has been informed by her own practice as an artist, quilter, and Quaker. Her mixed media paintings, prints, and sculptures have been exhibited throughout the United States, including solo exhibitions at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas; The Painting Center in New York City; the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, and Philadelphia International Airport. Her art has been supported by numerous fellowships, including from the Joseph and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut; The Brandywine Print Workshop, Philadelphia; The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, County Mayo, Ireland; ACI Residency, Umbria, Italy; the Hudson River Museum, NY; and the Vermont Studio Center. Other awards include a Cresson Traveling Scholarship from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' Cresson Traveling Scholarship; the Glassman and Sackenoff awards from the American University, and the Lockwood and Oak Leaf awards from Swarthmore College.