Curator of Judaica
Abigail Rapoport is the Curator of Judaica at the Jewish Museum. She joined the staff in January 2020 from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, prior to which Abigail held a variety of roles at major museums including the Morgan Library & Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. She is completing her doctorate in medieval art history at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also received her MA in art history with a focus on seventeenth-century Dutch art. Her dissertation examines iconography related to the Mosaic Covenant within Jewish and Christian communities in the High Middle Ages, especially across illuminated manuscripts and metalwork. Abigail received her BA in art history from Barnard College and completed Teach For America in Harlem, New York.