Midge Karr Fine Arts Center
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Areas of Scholarly and Artistic Interest
Professor Vahey earned a BA and MA (1997) in Art History from CUNY-Queens with a thesis on etching from Rembrandt to Whistler under the mentorship of Leonard Slatkes. Her training included an internship at the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York. She published A Hidden History: Slavery, Abolition and the Underground Railroad on Cow Neck and Long Island (reviewed in the NY Times and the L.I. Historical Journal 1999 and 1998 respectively) while curator of the Cow Neck Historical Society. Her professional activities include Assistant to the Curator at the International Center of Photography, Assistant to the directors of the Staley-Wise Gallery. Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYIT, SUNY-Suffolk, Hofstra, L.I.U. Southampton, and Pratt Institute. Visual Resource Curator at Queen College. She was also an independent curator with the design firm Whirlwind & Company. Professor Vahey is currently teaching at two colleges as well as lecturing on current museum exhibitions and working as freelance curator on various exhibitions.
Midge Karr, Room 201
16 W. 61st St., Room 911