A practiced art critic for many years, Anne R. Fabbri began her professional career as an art lecturer at Villanova University in Pennsylvania in 1971, remaining in this role for two years before transferring to Drexel University in Philadelphia from 1974 to 1976. She then began critiquing art for The Drummer from 1976 and 1979, whom she also served as an art editor, and for The Bulletin from 1978 to 1980. Following this, she directed the Alfred O. Deshong Museum of Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, from 1980 to 1982, the Noyes Museum in Oceanville, New Jersey, from 1982 to 1991 and the Paley Design Center of Philadelphia University, now merged with Thomas Jefferson University, from 1991 to 2001. Continuing on this path, Ms. Fabbri was a lecturer at Rosemont College between 2000 and 2003 and an art critic for Philadelphia Style Magazine from 2002 to 2005.
Since 1998, Ms. Fabbri has critiqued art for a number of publications including Philadelphia Daily News, Art in America, Art Matters, the Art Newspaper, and the American Artist, as well as Broadstreetreview.com since 2006. In addition to this tenure, she chaired New Visions’ Philadelphia Furniture Exhibition from 1998 to 2004 and served on the advisory committee of Main Line Art Center for a decade. Likewise, she served on the board of directors for the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts from 2001 to 2003 and chaired the advisory committee of Art in City Hall from 1999 to 2010.
Prior to the start of her professional career, Ms. Fabbri started out as a philosophy and economics major in college. In the process of her studies, she discovered the subject of art history and became infatuated with it. She knew almost immediately that it was the one thing she wanted to do. Ms. Fabbri pursued a formal education at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, earning a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude. She then matriculated at Bryn Mawr College, where she obtained a Master of Arts in art history in 1971.
A member of the American Association of Museums, Ms. Fabbri has been awarded several honors and accolades throughout her impressive career. She was named a visiting National Endowment of the Humanities fellow of the University of California Berkeley in 1980 and Princeton University in 1981. Additionally, she was given the John Cotton Dana Award by the New Jersey Association of Museums in 1991 and was honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Furthermore, Ms. Fabbri has been selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.
Today, Ms. Fabbri resides in Pennsylvania and is the proud mother of three wonderful children, Virginia, Remo and Joseph “Jay.” She has been known to enjoy traveling in her spare time.