John Haworth

Americans for the Arts Board Ex-Officio

New York City, NY

Ask Me About: Memorials and Monuments, Contemporary Native American Art, Advocacy for Public Funding of the Arts, Collaborating with Museums & Other Cultural Institutions 

John Haworth is the director of public programs for the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institute, at the George Gustav Heye Center in New York City. In addition to managing public programs, exhibitions, and outreach projects, he collaborated with Native communities on a broad range of public programs and special projects, and participates in establishing overall policy and direction for the Museum. Prior to his post at the Museum, he served as assistant commissioner for Cultural Institutions at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and was on the Arts Education faculty teaching arts management and cultural policy courses for 14 years at New York University. He holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University, where he was also designated as a Revson Fellow on the Future of New York City in 1979. John Haworth currently serves on the Board of Directors of Americans for the Arts.