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Georgia Ann Coopersmith

Georgia Ann Coopersmith, museum director. Recipient awards National Education Association, Institute Museum Services; recipient New York State/UUP Award for Outstanding Professional Performance, 1990.


  • Coopersmith, Georgia Ann was born on May 19, 1950 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of George and Olga Monica (Frisch) Coopersmith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1973. Master of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, Syracuse University, 1992.


    • Registrar assistant curator Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York, 1977-1981. Museum director Roland Gibson Gallery, Potsdam (New York ) College, 1981-1992. Director Fine Arts Center Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia, since 1992.

      Trustee Williamstown Regional Art Consultant Associate, Massachusetts, since 1987. Treasurer Council Gallery and Exhibition Directors State University of New York. Curator travelling exhibition Howardena Pindell, since 1992.


    • Originator exhibits including The New American Basket, 25th Anniversary of Vogel Exhibition.


    Board director Fiends of Gibson Gallery, Inc., since 1982. Grants panel New York State Council Decentraliztion, Watertown, New York, 1983-1986. Member arts committee Adirondack North Country Association, since 1985.

    Tourism committee St. Lawrence County, New York, 1985-1988. Intellectual Property Multimedia Subsystem field reviewer Washington, 1985-1988, 90. Founding member, board directors Tri-County Arts Council, since 1987.

    Member College Art Association, Association College and University Museum, American Association Museum, Mid-Atlantic Association Museum, Association for Study of Higher Education, American Association of University Women (president St. Lawrence County branch 1989-1990, Agent of Change award 1987).


    • father: George Coopersmith
    • mother: Olga Monica (Frisch) Coopersmith
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    Born March 19, 1950
    (age 66)
    • 1973
      Rochester Institute of Technology
    • 1977
      Syracuse University
    • 1992
      Syracuse University
    • 1977 - 1981
      Registrar assistant, curator Memorial Art Gallery
      Rochester, New York, United States
    • 1981 - 1992
      museum director, Roland Gibson Gallery
    • 1992
      director, Fine Arts Center Longwood College
      Farmville, Virginia, United States