Abigail Ross Goodman has been deeply engaged in the art world for more than twenty years as an independent curator, gallerist, and advisor. In addition to co-founding Goodman Taft, she is also a Consulting Curator to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, and has overseen the development of the Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College since its inception in 2013.
Goodman has curated numerous public exhibitions and projects, including the 2012 deCordova Biennial at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln, MA), as well as two exhibitions at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College (Winter Park, FL): “Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage” (2014) and “Time as Landscape” (2017). She has also spearheaded major public art installations by, and collaborations with, prominent artists such as Hank Willis Thomas and the Cause Collective, Alexandre da Cunha, and Raúl de Nieves.
Further, Goodman regularly contributes to scholarly publications, serving as editor of multiple volumes on the Rollins College collection, and actively lectures on the topics of collecting and curatorial practice. In addition, Goodman is a Trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and an Advisory Board member of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, where she also sits on the Collections Committee. She holds a BA in the History of Art & Architecture from Brown University.
Maria has spent over a decade in the contemporary art world. Prior to co-founding Goodman Taft, Maria lived and worked in numerous locations in the United States and abroad including London, the Middle East, Singapore, Hawaii, Greece and California, allowing her broad access to the global art market. Maria began her career in the arts with stints at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Sotheby’s, New York, and the David Winton Bell Gallery in Providence, Rhode Island, and spent time working on strategy and development with several global firms. Maria previously served as Co-Chair of the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA) at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, and as a member of SFMoMA’s Development Council. She is also a partner of the VIA Art Fund. Maria holds a BA in the history of art & architecture from Brown University and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Molly is an independent curator and contemporary art advisor whose artist-driven practice spans collection-building activities and exhibition projects. Prior to joining Goodman Taft, Molly spent over ten years as a gallerist in New York and London, serving as Director of Gladstone Gallery—where she worked on major international exhibitions with many prominent artists, including Jim Hodges, Shirin Neshat, and Anish Kapoor—and holding positions at White Cube, London, and Sperone Westwater, New York. In the public realm, Molly has produced projects and collaborated with several leading artists on significant public commissions, including Teresita Fernández, Alexandre da Cunha, and Raúl de Nieves.
Molly has lectured extensively on contemporary art practice, including at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Triple Canopy, and the ITP graduate program at NYU. She is the co-editor of the Art for Rollins publication series and regularly participates as a speaker and panelist on various art world topics.
Trained as an art historian, Molly holds a BA in History of Art from Yale University, where she was the recipient of the W.E. Memorial Award, and an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she was the Thomas H. Lee Scholar. Molly currently sits on the Grant Advisory Committee of the VIA Art Fund and serves as the Co-Chair of Creative Time’s Producers Council.
Mallory has over 10 years of experience researching, writing, and educating people about art. She recently held curatorial positions at the Bakalar & Paine Galleries at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Tufts University Art Galleries. She has also worked at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, the Acadia Summer Arts Program, Fabric Workshop and Museum, and the Chinati Foundation. She has lectured at numerous Boston-area educational institutions, including Emerson College and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Among other venues, her critical writing has appeared in Big Red & Shinyand The Rib. She earned an M.A. in Art History from Tufts University where she studied contemporary Latin American art practices and feminist art history and theory.
Bethany has over 15 years of experience in the art world, organizing exhibitions and managing logistics for both private and public collections. At Goodman Taft, Bethany oversees object acquisition, shipping, installation, storage, loans, and safe handling of all collection objects. Prior to her arrival at Goodman Taft, Bethany spent over a decade supporting private collectors as they built and cared for their expanding and diverse holdings. Before her transition into the private market, Bethany spent several years in public institutions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she managed various special exhibitions, including focused examinations of artists ranging from Pontormo to Elsa Schiaparelli to Barnett Newman to Christian Marclay. She also held positions at the Museum of Arts and Design and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She graduated with a B.A. in Art History from Boston College and an M.A. in Museum Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Michelle has over 20 years of curatorial and auction experience. At Goodman Taft, she manages special projects, including public art commissions and publications, and supports the firm’s auction processes. She most recently served as Fine Photographs Specialist at Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers in Boston where she was responsible for consignments and sales, as well as auction evaluations and appraisals. Prior to that she worked for twelve years as a curator in the Department of Photographs at Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum performing a range of curatorial duties related to collections, exhibitions, and publications. She has also held positions at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. In 2009 she completed her Ph.D. in Art History at Boston University; she also holds B.A. (Vassar College) and M.A. (University of Oregon) degrees in art history and a Certificate in Appraisal Studies from the Rhode Island School of Design.