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Elizabeth McGoey

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

Recently, Liz co-curated Photography + Folk Art: Looking for America in the 1930s (2019) with Liz Siegel, curator, Photography and Media. She is currently working on Landscape in Light: The Tiffany Window at the Art Institute of Chicago which marks the spring 2021 debut of the Hartwell Memorial Window, a monumental stained glass landscape designed by Agnes Northrop for Tiffany Studio. Liz also edited and co-authored Silver in the Art Institute of Chicago (2017).

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 and her MA and PhD at Indiana University.

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