curator, modern art, Williams College
Deborah Rothschild is Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She earned her Ph.D. and MA at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She also received a certificate in museum studies from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her dissertation, which examined Picasso's use of popular imagery in his designs for the ballet between 1917 and 1924, served as the basis of her book *Picasso's Parade: From Street to Stage* (1991), which also accompanied an exhibition held at the Drawing Center in New York in April 1991. This publication was acclaimed in the* New York Times* and cited as one of the top five art books of the season by the *Wall Street Journal*. A specialist in early 20th century and contemporary art, Dr. Rothschild is a Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of Vassar College. In 1982 she received the Theodore Rousseau Fellowship for research abroad from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has overseen more than 50 exhibitions, organizing shows of work by James Turrell, David Hammons, Adrian Piper, Tony Oursler and many other living artists as well as numerous historical exhibitions. She has contributed articles and reviews to *The Metropolitan Museum Journal*, *The Art Journal*, *The Virginia Quarterly Review*, *Arts Magazine*, and *Gastronomica*.