Listee Features — Museums/Galleries

Doreen Bolger


An accomplished artist, Doreen Bolger, PhD, completed a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, at Bucknell University in 1971, followed by a master’s degree at the University of Delaware in 1973. That same year, she began her career as a field representative for the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts before joining the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a research associate in the department of American paintings and sculpture in 1976. Remaining with the Met, she served as an assistant curator from 1978 to 1982 and as an associate curator of American paintings and sculpture from 1982 to 1988. During this period, Dr. Bolger achieved her Doctor of Philosophy from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in

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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

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When Lowery Stokes Sims was young, she became very interested in studio art. She was always drawing, and she honed her skills enough that she won the Catholic Youth Organization First Prize as a freshman in high school. When it came time to choose a college major, Dr. Sims decided on art history because it combined her love of the visual arts, history, and writing. Initially, she thought she would get a doctorate and teach, but as she was graduating, she was recruited by the Brooklyn Museum to work in their education department on a special project, taking donated art from the late, great Merton D. Simpson. This sparked an interest in museum education that she spent the rest of

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