Rebecca Allan

Rebecca Allan is a New York-based painter, writer, and educator. Exhibiting in the United States and abroad for more than 25 years, she was most recently the Director of Public Programs (2006–2014) at Bard Graduate Center and Curator of Education at the National Academy Museum (2004-2006). Allan is a principal creator of The Crossroads Project — a performance piece on sustainability — in collaboration with physicist Robert Davies, The Fry Street Quartet, and composer Laura Kaminsky. She received her MFA from Kent State University, and BA from Allegheny College, and has been a fellow at The Hermitage Artists Retreat; Centrum Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, as well as a visiting artist at venues including Lebanese American University, Utah State University, and Doane College in Nebraska. She also teaches art criticism and art history at The College of Mount Saint Vincent and Marymount Manhattan College.

More Articles by Rebecca Allan

Louise Fishman in her studio 2019. Photo by Nina Subin
Saturday, August 14th, 2021

Tenderness, Fury, and Joy: Louise Fishman (1939–2021)

In recent years she began to enjoy long-overdue recognition

Friday, October 18th, 2019

An Insistence on Beauty and Exuberance:  Alma Thomas at Mnuchin Gallery

On view through October 19 on the Upper East Side

Dorothea Rockburne, Egyptian Painting: Scribe. 1979. Conte, pencil, oil, gesso on linen. 93 x 56 1/2 inches. Courtesy the artist
Friday, January 25th, 2019

“The Substance of Art”: Dorothea Rockburne in Beacon

Robert Storr will lecture on Rockburne’s work at Dia:Beacon, 2PM Saturday

Barbara Hammer, What You Are Not Supposed To Look At, 2014. Photo, Mylar, x-ray collage. Collaborative project with Ingrid Chhristie (camera). Courtesy of the artist.
Friday, January 19th, 2018

How Not to Vanish: Barbara Hammer’s Resilient Gaze

Her show at the Leslie-Lohman is on view through January 28.

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

The Boxer: Judy Chicago Retrospective in Bordeaux, France

“This Olympian of feminist art sprints toward fire”.

Miriam Schapiro, Keyhole, 1971. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 71.5 x 106 inches. The Estate of Miriam Schapiro
Friday, February 19th, 2016

Icons of Female Power: Early Works of Miriam Schapiro

exhibitions at the National Academy Museum and Eric Firestone Loft on Great Jones Street

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Deceptive Simplicity, Regal Elegance: Robert Berlind, 1938 to 2015

His scheduled solo show of new work opens January 9