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Interview with Lisa Aronson

Lisa Aronson joined Skidmore’s Art History faculty in 1986. In this interview she traces her academic journey to Skidmore and reflects on the influences that led her to specialize in the study if African textiles. While at Skidmore, Aronson experienced Art History’s establishment as a department separate from Studio Art and participated in planning for the Tang Museum. She reflects here on the challenges and opportunities for teaching a non-western subject at Skidmore, including the unique opportunities created by Tang Museum programming. After her retirement in 2015, Aronson has continued her research and writing and has volunteered with a variety of community organizations.

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