NEU Student Voices
The NEU Student Voices blog features weekly posts by the Neuberger Museum’s communications intern. Hear what’s happening at the NEU from the perspective of a Purchase College student.
Though its doors may have been closed to the public this semester, the Neuberger Museum team has remained quite busy transitioning programming to a virtual format and ensuring that the art collection and employees are safe. For my final blog post, I would like to give you a behind the scenes look at what it takes to operate a museum during a pandemic, while tackling major construction projects, and preparing for new exhibitions and visitors next semester.
For our second look into the Neuberger Museum’s permanent collection, we’ve chosen to highlight a work by Faith Ringgold, an activist artist best known for her narrative painted quilts from the 1980s. Our piece, however, is the first in her earlier American People series of 20 oil paintings.
For the next two NEU Student Voices blog posts, art history master’s student and Neuberger Museum Archival Research Fellow Rem Ribeiro joins me in examining objects in Roy R. Neuberger’s permanent collection.
Most but certainly not all of the artists whose work Mr. Neuberger collected were Caucasian males. For our project we chose works by two trailblazing female artists. We started by looking at pieces by Irene Rice Pereira, an abstract painter and philosopher who played a major role in developing Modernism in America.
In the second installment of our Alumni Spotlight series, I’d like to introduce you to Purchase College alumna Margaret Winslow ’08. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Mary Washington and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art, Theory, and Criticism, from SUNY Purchase College.
As a curatorial fellow at the Neuberger Museum, Winslow curated Collaborative Compositions: A portfolio for Merce Cunningham. Today, she is the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum.