Meet Our Staff

Linda Wolk-Simon, Director and Chief Curator, University Museums

‌Dr. Linbell_lsimonda Wolk-Simon comes to Fairfield after 25 years at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where, from 1986 to 2011 she served in many posts, including curator, Department of Drawings and Prints. Prior to that she was the assistant curator of the Robert Lehman Collection at the Metropolitan, a diverse collection of paintings, sculpture, textiles, glass, ceramics and old master drawings. While at The Met, she organized a highly attended Raphael exhibition and was co-curator of the well-received Art and Love in Renaissance Italy.

Dr. Wolk-Simon specializes in European art of the 15th-19th century with a concentration on the Italian Renaissance, and has published extensively in her field. She has lectured at museums around the country and spoken at conferences in Europe and the United States. She was also an associate editor and reviews editor of the quarterly scholarly journal Master Drawings for several years. Most recently, she spent two years as the Charles W. Engelhard Curator and Department Head at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City, where she organized a critically acclaimed exhibition on Degas, and was responsible for implementing and directing the Morgan Drawing Institute, a research center devoted to fostering scholarship in the field of old master and modern drawings.

Dr. Wolk-Simon holds a Ph.D. in history of art and a B.A., summa cum laude, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.



Carey Mack Weber, Registrar and Collections Manager, University Museums

bell_cweberCarey Mack Weber has more than 20 years of experience working in museums and galleries. After graduating from Connecticut College with a BA in art history, Carey spent a decade working in fine art galleries in New York City. Starting as a registrar and quickly rising to gallery director, Carey mastered all aspects of the care, handling, and documentation of art objects. She began at Fairfield University as the visual resources curator in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. She was integral to the founding of the Bellarmine Museum of Art, where she assisted Jill Deupi, PhD, the former director, in bringing 20 loan shows to the Bellarmine Museum and the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery. She has also been directly involved in the extensive programming and publications related to these exhibitions.






Tiffany Barnard Davidson, Museum Assistant

bell_tiffanyAfter graduating from Georgetown University with a BA in Russian language, Tiffany Barnard Davidson spent many years living, working, and studying art history in Europe. She worked at Les Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique as wxhibition assistant on the Paul Delvaux and Rene Magritte retrospectives and translated the Rene Magritte exhibition catalogue from French to English. Following her return to New York, Tiffany worked as assistant registrar at the Whitney Museum of American Art on such exhibitions as The American Century Part II, the Whitney Biennial, and Sol Lewitt. As the registrar and collections manager for University Museums (The Bellarmine Museum of Art and the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery), Tiffany is responsible for the complete documentation and management of the works in the Bellarmine Museum of Art's collection and the Fairfield University campus art collection. She also handles incoming and outgoing loans to the museum and gallery, and coordinates exhibition installations in both venues, as well as student staffing.





Dr. Katherine Schwab, Curator of the Plaster Cast Collection

Dr. Katherine Schwab received her B.A. from Scripps College, where she majored in Ancient Greek Civilization. Subsequently, she earned her M.A. in Art History from Southern Methodist University, and her Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Dr. Schwab joined the faculty at Fairfield University in 1988. Currently, she is Associate Professor of Art History and, since 1991, Curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Plaster Cast Collection at Fairfield. Her research area is Greek Art with particular focus on the Parthenon metopes. Dr. Schwab has been awarded three separate fellowships (both pre- and post-doctoral) by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in addition to the Robert E. Wall Award at Fairfield, as well as other honors and grants in support of her research on the Parthenon Metopes, the Caryatid Hairstyling Project, and restoration work on the plaster cast collection. Grayscale scans of her research drawings are on permanent display in the Parthenon Gallery of the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece. Her publications include several book chapters and journal articles and, most recently, exhibiting her original Parthenon drawings. Among her many contributions of service to the University, Dr. Schwab was the inaugural faculty member on the College of Arts and Sciences Board of Advisors, as well as Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and Director of the Art History Program. She represents Fairfield University on the Managing Committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Read more

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