Professor of Practice in Fine Arts Management and Associate Graduate Director for the Arts Management MA
Art History

Linda Earle

Linda Earle’s work focuses on cultural equity, aligning managerial practices with mission and ethics, and the expansion of new platforms for cultural practice, participation and discourse. She has developed the curriculum for Tyler’s new Arts Management track within the MA in Art History and teaches courses on art and civic life, the history and impact of philanthropy in the visual arts, arts management practice, and institutional change.

Earle has engaged arts and culture as educator, administrator, funder, writer and curator, including roles as Director of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Director the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New York Arts Program, and a senior Program Director at NYSCA, where the Individual Artists Program was founded under her leadership.

She has taught film and cultural studies at Rutgers University, Hunter College and Barnard College, and has served on numerous grant and commissioning panels nationally. She currently serves on the boards of Art Matters, the Jerome Foundation, and the Vera List Center for Art + Politics.

As a writer, she has held residencies at Hedgebrook and The Writers Room, and has collaborated and advised on creative and curatorial projects over the years. She is the 2020-2021 Visiting Scholar at the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, focusing on issues around archives and Black cultural production.

MFA, Film Theory and Criticism, Columbia University, 1977
BA, Hampshire College, 1974

Selected Work
Earle, L. (2021) "Reflections on Unbuilt Space" – Chloë Bass’s Wayfinding, Exhbition Guide Pulitzer Art Foundation

Earle, L. (2015). "Learning to Stand on Shifting Ground." In N. W. Sobania (Ed.), Putting the Local in Global Education: Models for Transformative Learning Through Domestic Off-Campus Programs (pp. 234- 243). Sterling, Va: Stylus Publishing. 

Earle, L. (2009). "Kara Walker: The Gift." Art at Colby: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Colby College Museum of Art (pp. 336-7). Waterville, ME: Colby College Museum of Art. 


Image credit: Temple University Photography / Joseph V. Labolito