Margo Smith

Margo Smith AM (PhD, MA UVA, BA Willam & Mary) is the director and curator of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia. She has a PhD in Anthropology from U.Va. and conducted fieldwork in central Australia from 1991-1993. She co-edited Art From the Land: Dialogues with the Kluge-Ruhe Collection of Australian Aboriginal Art with Dr. Howard Morphy published by the University of Virginia in 1999. Smith has worked with the Collection since 1995 and has taught various courses on Aboriginal art at U.Va. since 2003. In 2015 she was appointed an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia, one of Australia’s highest accolades.

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Director, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection