Margo Smith (PhD, Virginia) has served as the Director and Curator of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia since 1998. She conducted anthropological fieldwork in Aputula, NT from 1991-93. She co-edited Art from the Land: Dialogues with the Kluge-Ruhe Collection of Australian Aboriginal Art with Dr. Howard Morphy.
Smith has organized many exhibitions at the Kluge-Ruhe Collection and other venues in the US and abroad including VisualiseCarlow in Carlow, Ireland and the Embassy of Australia in Washington, DC. She served as consulting curator on Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Artists at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC in 2006 and Lignes de Vie (Lifelines) at the Musee de la Civilisation in Quebec, Canada in 2015.
Smith was named an honorary Member of the Order of Australia in 2015.