The Jonathan Little Cohen Curator of American Art (to mid-twentieth century)
At Dartmouth since 1983, Barbara J. “Bonnie” MacAdam has strengthened the museum’s holdings of American art extensively, purchasing, for example, significant works by John James Audubon, Joseph Blackburn, Mary Cassatt, Maria Oakey Dewing, Harriet Hosmer, Eastman Johnson, Rockwell Kent, Man Ray, Willard Metcalf, James Peale, Lilly Martin Spencer, and Abbott Thayer. In addition to curating and coordinating dozens of exhibitions and installations, her major publications include Winter’s Promise: Willard Metcalf in Cornish, New Hampshire, 1909–1920 (1999); Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawing and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art (2005); and American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art (2007). Bonnie holds an M.A. in museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York, and a B.A. in American studies from the University of Michigan.