Kara Jefts joined the Tang Teaching Museum in September 2019 as the Collections Assistant. Kara previously worked in Chicago as an independent collection and archive management advisor to studio artists and collectors. She has worked to support collections and exhibitions at Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo; Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago; American Indian Center, Chicago; Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Flaxman Library, Chicago; The Fashion Resource Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Albany Public Library, Albany, New York; Neil Hellman Library, College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York; Mandeville Gallery and Union College Permanent Collection, Union College, Schenectady, New York; and Schaffer Library Special Collections, Union College, Schenectady, New York.
Kara earned her B.A. in Art History with a Minor in Asian Studies at Union College and her M.A. in Modern Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to administrative roles, Kara also maintains an art practice that draws heavily on archival research and experimentation.