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Eleanor Rubin
Personal data
1940 Born: Hollywood, California
1962 BA Brandeis University
1963 M. ED Harvard University

1978-2002 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Coordinator of Access

Selected Exhibitions
2003 Transformations: Sound into Image: The woodcuts and watercolors of Eleanor Rubin, Kantar Fine Arts, Newton, MA
2001-2000 The Boston Printmakers, Artists' Books Boston Public Library, ('00) Montserrat College of Art, ('00) and University of New Hampshire, ('01)
2000 Correspondence(s), University of Michigan, Institute for the Humanities, Ann Arbor MI, March, two person exhibition with photographer, Joanne Leonard
2000 Women in Watercolor, Wiggin Gallery Boston Public Library
2000 Blue The Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge MA. Juror, Cheryl Brutvan, Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
1999 Word and Image, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA. Juror, Carl Beltz, Rose Art Museum
1996 Above the Surface and Below: Watercolors and Prints by Eleanor Rubin, solo exhibition at Helen Bumpus Gallery Duxbury, MA
1995 "A Falcon, a Storm or a Great Song," Prints, Drawings Watercolors by Eleanor Rubin, Newton Library
1994 "Joy Weeping, Fighting and Fear" 25 years of Prints by Eleanor Rubin, Montserrat College of Art

Selected Awards and Residencies
2002 Grant: Visual response to music of Hikari Oe
2001 Uncommon Vision Award for Access to Arts for people who are visually impaired or blind
2000 Innovation in Access Award, VSA Arts and Met Life
1995 Association of American Museums, Access Award for Museum Access at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
1988 Artist in Residence, Centrum Masereel , Kesterlee, Belgium
1986 Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities "Museum Without Walls" project
1976 Finalist, Mass Foundation for the Arts, Artists Grant

Selected Permanent Collections
  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston Public Library, Boston Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Ann Arbor, MI.

Selected Lectures about Printmaking and Drawing - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2002 The Modern Woodcut: Wild Beasts and Other Departures
2000 Charlotte Salomon: Eleanor Rubin, An Artist's Perspective
1999 Beyond Loss: The Restorative Power of Art
1998 May Stevens: Eleanor Rubin, An Artist's Perspective
1994 Light, Scale and Feeling: The prints of Helen Frankenthaler
1990 Emile Nolde's "Fantastic Beings"
1987 Print, Proof, State, Plate: An Introduction to Looking at Prints

Selected Reviews and Publications
2001 Syracuse Cultural Workers, Women Artists' Date Book. Innovations in End of Life Care, Volume II, Taking Leave
2000 Boston Globe, Linda Matchan "Artist books come out from Under the Covers"
2002 Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, International Universities Press, Inventing A Visual Language of Resilience
2000 Art New England, Alicia Faxon Women in Watercolor
1997 The new renaissance Torn From Her Moorings