About Thoughts on Art
Thanks for coming to learn more about Thoughts on Art and me, the writer behind the page!
About Christine O’Donnell
I’m Christine O’Donnell, curator, art historian, owner of Beacon Gallery and Beacon Gallery Consulting (our 501(c)3) and the writer behind Thoughts on Art. I’m based in Boston, MA but travel as much as possible.
Thoughts on Art was started in 2018 as a place where I, Christine O’Donnell, could gather my art writings that were not related to my commercial art gallery, Beacon Gallery.
About Beacon Gallery
I opened Beacon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts after over a decade spent living and working in Paris, Hong Kong, and Singapore. While living abroad, I honed my eye for art in museums and galleries and also befriended local artists. On the creative side, in addition to writing, I am also a photographer.
With my background in education and the arts, I bring a unique curatorial style and passion for social justice to the shows I curate and the stories I tell. I am Beacon Gallery’s primary curator but also curate and jury shows independently.
Other Activities & Academics
I teach workshops for artists and art enthusiasts through multiple channels including my registered 501(c)3 Beacon Gallery Consulting, SCORE, the New Art Center, Newton Art Association and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Tufts).
Christine is a member the Association of Women’s Art Dealers (AWAD), the International Society of Appraisers, and an art blogger (thoughtsonart.com).
Christine is pursuing a Masters Degree in Art History though the UK’s Open University, has a MA in teaching from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and a BA from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is also a Member Appraiser in the International Society of Appraisers.