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    Rebecca Cavanaugh

    Part-time Faculty, Art and Design History and Theory, First Year

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    Rebecca Cavanaugh is a decorative arts and design historian, specializing in the late 19th and early 20th century 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 museums, art galleries and major publishing houses (recent translations include a graphic novel, The Carmine Vault, by the artist Fafi; Roger Vivier, a monograph; and Louis Vuitton City Bags, all published by Rizzoli New York).

    Rebecca is also a jazz vocalist, performing regularly in and around Paris. Her début album, “Looking Back,” was released on Black and Blue Records in 2010, and a second (on the same label) is expected in 2013.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.