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Museum curator , writer

Carol Manson Bier, museum curator, writer.


Bier, Carol Manson was born on December 29, 1947 in New York City. Daughter of Julius Joel and Elizabeth (Butzner) Manson.


Master of Arts in Art History, New York University, 1977;postgraduate, New York University, 1977-1980.


Assistant to director, Turkish Government Tourism Information Office, New York City, 1970-1972;intern, Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1974-1975;research associate, Freer Gallery Art, Washington, 1980-1981;visiting assistant professor, George Washington University, Washington, 1983;associate curator, Textile Museum, Washington, 1984-1987;curator, Textile Museum, Washington, since 1987. Member of faculty Maryland. Institute College Art, since 1995.

Consultant, lecturer Ebla to Damascus Exhibition. Norman Freehling visiting professor University of Michigan, 1998.



Founding member, advisory council Museum for Textiles, Toronto. Member Society Iranian Studies (national council 1985-1987, 97—, nominating committee 1995), Friends Asian Art (steering and program committee 1983-1986), Middle East Outreach Council, Middle East Studies Association, American Association Museum, International Council Museum, American Oriental Society (nominating committee 1985-1987), International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry, College Art Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: cooking, photography, gardening.


Married Lionel Bier, June 6, 1969 (divorced 1982). Married Jerrold S. Cooper, November 18, 1982. Stepchildren: Nina Cooper, Sari Cooper.

1 child, Jenny Alexandra.

Julius Joel Manson

Elizabeth (Butzner) Manson

Lionel Bier

Jerrold S. Cooper

Nina Cooper Bier

Sari Cooper Bier

Jenny Alexandra Bier