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Elizabeth McGoey

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Elizabeth McGoey is the Ann S. and Samuel M. Mencoff Curator, Arts of the Americas. A member of the museum’s curatorial team since 2012, she focuses on American decorative arts and design.

Liz’s projects include Photography + Folk Art: Looking for America in the 1930s (2019),Reflections: David Drake’s Storage Jar (2022) and Landscape in Light: The Tiffany Window at the Art Institute (ongoing). Liz also edited and co-authored Silver in the Art Institute of Chicago (2017) and Perspectives on Place (2023).

Before coming to the Art Institute, Liz was a fellow at the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery, and the Winterthur Institute at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. She completed her BA in art history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MA and PhD at Indiana University-Bloomington.

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