Alden O’Brien, Curator Biography

September 15, 2014

Exhibition Curator
Alden O'Brien is the curator for Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland Virginia. She has been curator of costume and toys at the DAR Museum since 1990. In 2003, Ms. O’Brien took over care of the textile collection. She has curated numerous costume and quilt exhibits, most recently Fashioning the New Woman: American Women and Fashion, 1890-1925. Alden O’Brien holds a Master of Arts in museum studies in costume and textiles from the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, and a Bachelors of Arts in art history from Barnard College.