Gallery Talk: Five Decades of Photography at the MFA
Gallery Talk by Robin O’Dell, Manager of Photographic Collections, on Five Decades of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, featuring The Dandrew-Drapkin Collection.
Robin O’Dell returned to the MFA last year after earning her MA in photographic preservation and collections management in the joint program offered by Ryerson University in Toronto and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester. She is overseeing and cataloguing the MFA’s growing photography collection and making recommendations for conservation and storage. During her graduate study, she served as library assistant at the George Eastman House and assistant to the archivist at the Keith Haring Foundation.
During her previous seven-year tenure at the MFA, Ms. O’Dell was a highly valued member of the curatorial department. She assisted with more than 50 exhibitions and curated four, including Changing Identities: The Len Prince Photographs of Jessie Mann and On the Road: Photographs Across America. She holds her BA in theater cum laude from the University of South Florida and has also been a student in the “managing collections” certificate program at New York University.