Cara McCarty, an elegant woman with a fair complexion and wind-swept silver hair, gazes thoughtfully into the distance while standing in the Cooper Hewitt Terrace. She is wearing a light blue blouse and a long silver necklace.
Cara McCarty, Curator: An Astonishing Career
This appraisal of  Cara McCarty was contributed by Andrea Lipps, Associate Curator of Contemporary Design Cara McCarty is a curator, lecturer, and writer on modern and contemporary design. Celebrated for her multidisciplinary approach to design, McCarty began her curatorial career in 1980 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) where she held several curatorial positions....
Cara McCarty Portrait
Meet the Staff: Cara McCarty
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do here at Cooper-Hewitt? As Curatorial Director, my primary responsibility is overseeing the Museum's collections and helping to shape the exhibition program. Major initiatives at the Museum are done collectively, with each division playing a role in decisions. One of the most visible...