Pat Johnson is an American art administrator and television personality best known as the co-star of the television travel series Grannies on Safari, since 2006.
She hails from San Francisco where she was the Founding Director of the new Museum of the African Diaspora.
Prior to that appointment, she was an Assistant Commissioner and Director of the Chicago Artists International Program (CAIP), a division of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs from 1983 to 1993.
Pat organised CAIP to support bilateral international cultural exchange between artists and arts administrators in Chicago and throughout the world.
Pat’s career includes tenure as Executive Director of the Jamaica Centre for the Arts in New York City and Founding Director of the South Dallas Cultural Centre in Texas.
As a national recognised leader in a multi-disciplinary arts management, she has been a consultant for many arts and cultural organizations including UNESCO and the U.S. Department of State.
Her work as a Cultural Specialist includes residency assignments in India, Ghana, Brazil, South Africa, China and Indonesia.