Rachel Seligman is the Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs/Associate Curator at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College.
She earned her B.A. in Art History from Skidmore College and an M.A. in Art History from George Washington University. She has worked at the National Museum of American Art, the Courthouse Gallery at the Lake George Arts Project in Lake George, NY, and was the Director and Curator of the Mandeville Gallery and Curator of the Permanent Collection at Union College, in Schenectady, NY, from 1997 to 2011.
Her curatorial practice includes numerous historical and contemporary art exhibitions, including Twelve Years a Slave: The Kidnapping, Enslavement, and Rescue of Solomon Northup (1999), A Monument Of Progress – The 175th Anniversary Of The Erie Canal (2000), Infinite Images: Technologies of Printmaking and Beyond (2007), Dynamic Equilibrium – Art and Science (2009), We the People (2012), Classless Society (2013), and Machine Project – The Platinum Collection (Live by Special Request) (2015). She has also served on many gallery committees, exhibition juries, and professional panels, including serving as a chair of the Visual Arts Program panel of the New York State Council for the Arts.
She has taught Art History at Adirondack Community College in Glens Falls, NY, Skidmore College, and the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Seligman is the co-author of Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave (Praeger, 2013).