Project Funding: The National Endowment for the Arts
Exhibition Curator: Sean Corcoran
Marilyn Cohen has her Ph.D. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts (NYU) and a Master’s Degree in Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture from the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. She currently teaches courses on popular culture in relation to the decorative arts in the Master’s Program in the History of Decorative Arts and Design at Parsons The New School/Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum as well as in the Fashion Studies program at Parsons The New School. She has given papers and published on the subject of popular/material culture in relation to film and television. These include “Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Performing Identity in Public and Private” in Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior from the Victorians to Today (Berg, 2011) and “Wall Street” in Design and Culture: The Journal of the Design Studies Forum 1:2 (July 2009). From 1982 to 2000 she was the curator of the Betty Parsons Foundation. She is also author and curator of Reginald Marsh’s New York, an exhibition at the Philip Morris Branch of the Whitney Museum of American Art based on her Ph.D. dissertation “Reginald Marsh: An Interpretation of his Art.”
Katharine J. Wright holds a master’s degree in modern and contemporary art from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and a BA in Art History and Practice from Williams College. She is a Curatorial Assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art and also a doctoral candidate in art history at the IFA, where she is currently writing her dissertation on the ways in which contemporary American artists, starting in the mid-1960s, turned to print advertising as a new artistic medium.
Sasha Nicholas is a doctoral student in art history at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is associate curator of the forthcoming exhibition, Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York, opening at the New York Historical Society in June 2013. Her essay “Camera Crazed: Reginald Marsh’s Photographs,” will appear in the publication accompanying the exhibition. Ms. Nicholas formerly worked at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she served as co-curator of Breaking Ground: The Whitney's Founding Collection (2011) and Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time (2010-11), and assistant curator of the exhibitions Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World (2011) and Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstraction (2009-10). She wrote contributions to the publications accompanying these exhibitions, as well as to the catalogue Edward Hopper (2010), published by Skira. Ms. Nicholas received her M.A. in Modern Art and Critical Studies from Columbia University, New York.
Special Thanks: Barbara Haskell
Orange Logic with a design by Philippe Fourquet
Project Management: Lacy Schutz
Digital Project Manager: Amy DiPasquale
Digital Imaging: Mia Moffett and Allyson Ross
Cataloger: Lauren Robinson