Faya Causey
National Gallery of Art

Biography: At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Faya Causey is head of academic programs in the education division. She oversees and develops the museum’s internship and fellowship programs and its public lecture programs—including lectures, symposia, conferences, and study days—that are presented by guest artists, conservators, collectors, art historians, and curators. Each year her department brings a hundred plus experts to the podium--and for the last six years, the majority of programs have been made into audio podcasts and a key number into edited video podcasts. Her interest in the possibilities of digital media originated in Los Angeles and have been richly fostered at the Gallery. Her field of specialization is ancient art, with a special interest in pre-Roman Italian art and archaeology; she has published on Greek, Etruscan, Italic, and Roman art, and on amber generally. "Ancient Carved Ambers in the J. Paul Getty Museum" was Getty's first online digital catalogue. A hardcover survey "Amber in the Ancient World" accompanied it. Causey also lectures and writes on modern and contemporary subjects, most recently on Jasper Johns, Sigmar Polke and I.M. Pei. She was recently named a Fulbright Foundation Lecturer. She is a board member of the Archaeological Institute of America, DC Society. For the 34th CIHA World Congress of Art History in Beijing, she was selected as an international chair.

After earning her BA at the University of California, Riverside, and her MA and PhD in art history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Causey was an instructor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and associate professor (tenured) at California State University, Long Beach. She is a member of the American Association of Museums, the American Institute of Archaeology, and the College Art Association.