★ About the Author
Marilynn Gelfman Karp is a Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art Professions in the Steinhardt School at New York University. She is a trustee and board member of the Public Art Fund, the Anonymous Arts Recovery Society, and the Preservation League of New York State. Karp is an actively exhibiting sculptor of international achievement whose mixed medium, found object works are represented in collections nationally and abroad. As an avid observer of material culture, her collections suggest that the impetus to acquire, organize, and integrate is proof that the hunter-gatherer instinct is alive and well. She has given interviews, presented papers, and participated in panel discussions at museums and universities on various topics within the purview of collecting.