Dr. Austen Barron Bailly is the Chief Curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Bailly received her B.A. from Vassar College, her M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a co-executive editor of the journal Panorama and has served as chair of the Association of Historians of American Art, and as a member of the Public Art Commission for the City of Salem.