Carolyn Stewart is the acting editor-in-chief of American Purpose. She previously served as director of publications for the Hudson Institute, where she oversaw the editing, design, and production of policy research focusing on national security and foreign policy. Prior to that she was publications manager and press secretary for the organization. She has served in communications and fundraising roles at the National Air and Space Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and VanderZee Gallery.
Stewart writes exhibition reviews, analysis, and commentary on art, with recent work exploring the technology and trends shaping our modern relationship with culture. Her writing has been published in American Purpose, The Bulwark, The New Criterion, Spectator World, Humanities Magazine, Technoskeptic Magazine, and The American Interest, and she has been quoted in the Washington Post, TIME Magazine, and Arts & Letters Daily.
Stewart is an alumna of AEI’s Future Leadership program, the America’s Future Writing Fellowship, and the Hertog Foundation’s Politics & Culture program. She holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University.
Articles and Events
Napoleonic sculptor Antonio Canova’s clay sketches reveal the passionate struggle of the creative process.
On March 29, 2023, Daniel H. Weiss, president and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, author of Why the Museum Matters and Dorothy Kosinski, director emerita, Phillips Collection, joined American Purpose by Zoom to discuss the role of art museums in our culture, their challenges, including collecting
A new exhibition of Ukrainian artwork conveys hope, fragility, and rage in a time of war.
January 9, 2023: Women in Wartime - Lessons from Ukraine with Oksana Kis, Elaine Showalter, and Sonya Michel. Moderated by Carolyn Stewart.
On January 9, 2023, American Purpose hosted a panel on Women in Wartime - Lessons from Ukraine. Is war purely "men's business"? Historians have begun to question this assertion by probing the role of women in war and popular perceptions of gender. Much of the research has focused on patterns
He was a brilliant creative and a fixture in New York’s art scene. In wrestling with Philip Johnson’s legacy, there’s opportunity and serious responsibility.
AP contributing editor Carolyn Stewart sat down with architect, teacher, and culture writer Witold Rybczynski to explore the nature of home, innovation gone awry, and whether beauty has principles.
Helping to tend a historic Black cemetery restores a sense of the lives it holds.
Crypto art has the gallery world in a spin.