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Museum curator ( hum: mus)museum curator

David Revere McFadden, museum curator. Decorated knight 1st class Order of the Lion (Finland), 1984; knight commander Order of Northern Star (Sweden); chevallier des l'Ordre des Arts et des Letrres (France); recipient Awards of Merit Smithsonian Institution, 1981, 88, 89, Presidential Design award, 1994, 95, 98; fellow Kress Foundation, 1973-1974. Member Worshipful Company Goldsmith London.

Background

McFadden, David Revere was born on August 28, 1947 in Devils Lake, North Dakota, United States.

Education

Bachelor, University of Minnesota, 1972, Master of Arts, 1978. Association curator Minneapolis Institute Arts, 1976-1978, curator, 1978. Assistant director collections and research, curator decorative arts Cooper-Hewitt, National Museum of Design, New York City, 1978-1995.

Executive director Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico, 1995-1997. Chief curator, vice president American Craft Museum, New York City, 1997^. Adjunct Professor art Cooper-Hewitt-Parsons Master of Arts program, New York City, 1983^.

Governor Decorative Arts Trust. President applied arts committee International Council Museum, 1993-1995. Member exhibition committee American Federation Arts.

Career

Associate curator Minneapolis Institute Arts, 1976-1978. Curator, 1978; assistant dir collections and research, curator decorative arts Cooper-Hewitt National Museum Design, New York City, 1978-1995. Executive director Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico, 1995-1997.

Chief curator, vice president American Craft Museum, New York City, since 1997. Adjunct professor art Cooper-Hewitt-Parsons M. program, New York City, 1983-1995. Governor Decorative Arts Trust.

President applied arts committee International Council Museum, 1993-1995, 98-2001. Member exhibition committee American Federation Arts. Author: Scandinavian Modern Design (Wittenborn award 1984), 1983, L'Art de Vivre: Decorative Arts and Design in France 1789-1989, 1989.

Membership

Member Worshipful Company Goldsmiths London.