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Abigael MacGibeny

Researcher (New York)

As the New York-based Researcher for the Joan Mitchell Catalogue Raisonné, Abigael MacGibeny is responsible for research, painting examinations, and photography coordination in the United States. Abigael was Project Manager and co-author, with Dr. Patricia Hills, of the Eastman Johnson Catalogue Raisonné, on which she worked for the 10 years prior to joining the Joan Mitchell research team.

Abigael has worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and in commercial galleries in Boston that focused on 19th and 20th century and contemporary art. She has written and co-written articles for Woman’s Art Journal, the low countries, and 19th-Century Art Worldwide. The daughter of an artist, she has catalogued thousands of works of art.

Earlier in her career, Abigael worked in financial services, with management roles in mutual fund accounting and employee communications. Abigael earned her BA in English and MA in Art History from Boston University, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from Tufts University.