92Y Instructor Biography

Margaret Mathews-Berenson

Margaret Mathews-Berenson is an independent curator, critic and arts manager with over twenty-five years of experience in the art world. Her professional expertise ranges widely from nineteenth-century American art to contemporary art and photography. She founded her own business in 1984 following a career that included curatorial work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Metropolitan Museum. A dedicated arts professional and activist in the art community, Berenson advises on fundraising and development projects for arts organizations and other non-profit institutions. She has served on the boards of Artists Space, the Dieu Donné Papermill, Swiss Institute and ArtTable. An accomplished writer and lecturer, Berenson is the former editor of Drawing Magazine. Her articles and catalogue essays have been published in Drawing, ARTS and American Artist magazines, among others. A specialist in contemporary art and international cultural policy, she has taught at numerous New York area institutions, including New York University, the International Center of Photography, Christie's and 92nd Street Y.