Tracy Schpero Fitzpatrick
Tracy Fitzpatrick is the Director of the Neuberger Museum of Art and an associate professor of art history in the School of Humanities at Purchase College. She is currently also serving as the Interim Managing Director of The Performing Arts Center.
She is responsible for the Neuberger Museum‘s first in-depth study of the Roy R. Neuberger collection, When Modern Was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection, and has written, curated, and taught widely on American art of the 20th century.
Fitzpatrick, who has been a member of the art history faculty for more than a decade, became chief curator at the museum in 2012 and its eighth director on November 1, 2014. Her exhibition catalogs and books include Romare Bearden: Abstraction (2017); the 276-page, fully illustrated When Modern Was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection (editor; Neuberger Museum of Art, 2014); Hannah Wilke: Gestures, with Saundra Goldman, Tom Kochheiser, Griselda Pollock, and Hannah Wilke (Neuberger Museum of Art, 2010); American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s (co-editor with Thom Collins, essay by Michele Wallace, 2010); and Art and the Subway: New York Underground (Rutgers University Press, 2009).
She earned her PhD in art history from Rutgers University, an MA in art history from George Washington University, and a BA cum laude in art history and English from Tufts University.