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Tamara Johnston

  • Lecturer, Design & Visual Communication


MA, Museum Studies and Non-Western Art, The George Washington University


Tamara Johnston teaches art and design courses at the Peck School of the Arts at UW-Milwaukee. She has a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from The George Washington University and a baccalaureate in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin. Before teaching full-time, Ms. Johnston worked in the museum field for over 25 years, specializing in non-western art and archaeology collections, collections care and museum education.  Ms. Johnston also teaches art history at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where she developed several courses specifically for art students such as: Survey of Native American ArtSurvey of African Art; and Preservation and Intellectual Property for Artists and Designers. The preservation and intellectual property rights course is designed to encourage the next generation of artists to preserve, document and protect their own art and design. Ms. Johnston also teaches general art and design history (Ancient to Modern), the History of Modernism-Design, and the History of Modernism-Fine Art. Some of her other interests are world textiles and costume design and the history of animation.