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    Rebecca Cavanaugh

    Part-time Faculty, Art and Design History and Theory

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    Rebecca Cavanaugh is a decorative arts and design historian, specializing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in France. In addition to teaching, she has published articles for Metropolis Magazine and now works extensively as a freelance French-to-English translator, focusing on art and design texts for exhibitions (Musée Matisse, FIAC, IMEC…), art galleries and major publishing houses. Recent translations includeYamamoto & Yohji  (2014); Louis Vuitton City Bags (2013); Roger Vivier  (2013); and The Carmine Vault, a graphic novel by Fafi (2012), all published by Rizzoli New York.

    Rebecca is also a jazz vocalist, performing regularly in and around Paris. She has released two albums, “Looking Back” (2010) and “For All We Know” (2013) on Black and Blue Records.

    Rebecca earned her Masters Degree in History of Decorative Arts and Design from Parsons The New School for Design in partnership with the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.