Rachel Ropeik

About Rachel Ropeik

Rachel S. Ropeik is a museum adventurer currently serving as the Manager of Public Engagement at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. She is dedicated to making art and art museums feel accessible to everyone, and helps make museum visits feel like fun, exciting experiences. Academically, she is a 19th century specialist particularly interested in the intersection of art and costume histories. She received her MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where she examined 19th century masculinity and 20th century gender theory, and her BA in Art History and French from Wellesley College.

Auguste Renoir, La Loge- detail
The Paris Opera was a who’s who of society, and the attendees were as much on display as the performers.

Auguste Renoir, La Loge

Paul Gauguin, Nevermore - detail
Gauguin’s nude is suspended between dreams and reality— just like his imperialistic vision of Tahiti.

Paul Gauguin, Nevermore