Shelley Langdale is the Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She worked at the Fogg Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Cleveland Museum of Art before coming to Philadelphia in 2002. She has organized a wide range of exhibitions including shows of Renaissance prints and drawings, American Folk Art on paper, Japanese prints, and contemporary prints and drawings.Her exhibitions in Philadelphia have included: Popular, Pop & Post-Pop: Color Screenprints from the 1930s to Now (2003), Edvard Munch’s Mermaid (2005), Grand Scale: Monumental Prints in the Age of Durer and Titian (responsible for the Museum’s presentation of this traveling show, 2009), Picturing the West: Yokohama Prints 1859-1870s (2010), and Full Spectrum: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop (2012). She was also on the curatorial team that organized the international contemporary art festival, Philagrafika 2010, held throughout the city.
She has lectured and published on a variety of topics, from the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci to the video installations of the Japanese artist Tabaimo. She is the Vice President of the national organization, The Print Council of America, is on the board and serves as Chair of Program Committee at The Print Center in Philadelphia, and is an advisor to both The Brandywine Workshop and the Taller Puertorriqueño in Philadelphia. She has also juried numerous exhibitions across the country.