Barbara Young - Biography

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Barbara N. Young received a BA in art history from Florida State University and a Master’s degree in library and information science from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. As art librarian, curator, and art services supervisor for the Miami-Dade Public Library System for thirty years, she initiated the Artmobile service and co-founded the Vasari Project, an archive of Miami’s art history from 1945 onward, with art critic and historian Helen L. Kohen. Over the years, she has curated hundreds of exhibitions with artists, galleries, and collectors from South Florida and other locales. Recently, she worked with Letter16 Press to publish a book RobertHuff: Cross Section. Currently, she is curating an expanded version of The Artful Book 2019, an exhibition of artist-made books by South Florida artists, which was installed at Miami’s LnS gallery and will be traveling to the Museum of Arts and Sciences Daytona Beach in the fall.