Rebecca McNamara

Associate Curator at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College

Rebecca McNamara is Associate Curator at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, where she collaborates with faculty, visiting scholars, artists, and students to promote access to and inclusion in and with the collection. Her exhibitions at the Tang include Beauty and Bite (2019), Give a damn. (2018), Elevator Music 35: Ephraim Asili—Jazz Salt (2018), and Other Side: Art, Object, Self (2017). She has previously held curatorial positions at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where she co-curated the exhibition Crazy Quilts: Stitching Memories and managed an interdepartmental digitization project, and at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Her publications include the e-book Widows Unveiled: Fashionable Mourning in Late Victorian New York (2016) and A Token of Elegance: Cigarette Holders in Vogue (coauthored; 2015). She holds a master’s in the history of decorative arts and design from Parsons/Cooper Hewitt and bachelor’s degrees in art history and journalism from Boston University.

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