Contributors

Mary Kate O'Hare

Mary-Kate O’Hare specializes in U.S. and Latin American 19th century, modern and contemporary art. In 2013 she joined Citi Private Bank’s Art Advisory & Finance as an advisor.  Prior to joining Citi, Mary-Kate was Curator of American Art at the Newark Museum for thirteen years where she organized many critically lauded exhibitions including Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-50s (2010); At the Movies: Edward Hopper’s The Sheridan Theatre (2007); and co-curated (with Holly Pyne Connor) Off the Pedestal: New Women in the Art of Homer, Sargent and Chase (2006). The International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) honored her work for Constructive Spirit with a second place award for "Best Thematic Museum Show Nationally."

Mary-Kate earned a Ph.D. in art history from Rutgers, writing her dissertation on issues of masculinity in the work of John Singer Sargent. In 2010 she was the recipient of the Clinton Hill/Allen Tran Foundation Curatorial Innovation Grant and in 2011 held a fellowship at the Clark Art Institute, where her research focused on mid-20th century Brazilian art, music, and design. Mary-Kate has written and lectured on a wide variety of artists, including Ellsworth Kelly, Alejandro Otero, Georgia O’Keeffe, John McLaughlin, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Geraldo de Barros, Alexander Calder, Piet Mondrian, Charmion von Wiegand, and Jacob Lawrence among many others.  She has taught art history surveys and advanced seminars at Rutgers University and William Patterson University.