Museum Council Steering Committee
Friday, January 8, 2016

Meet Museum Council members, Emily and Kelleen.

Member Highlight: Emily Rawitsch

Emily Rawitsch joined the Museum Council almost two years ago and is passionate about all things design. Emily graduated from The College of Saint Rose with a BFA in graphic design, and started her current career path working at small design boutiques in Albany and Chicago where she “enjoyed the complexity of creating brand identity programs.”

Currently, Emily is the director of user experience design at Invaluable. She also serves on the advisory council for the Design Museum Boston. Designs by Emily have been recognized and published in Communication Arts, HOW Magazine, The Black Book, Step Inside Design, Rockport Publishers, and One Show Design. Emily also speaks at national design conferences on the business value of design.

Emily has incorporated design into her appearance; her many tattoos have meaning and are reproductions of art that has resonated with her (for example, Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss and Ross Bleckner’s Falling Birds). When Emily is not busy designing, she can be found doing something active—from lifting weights at the gym to dancing Salsa on the ballroom floor.

Member Highlight: Kelleen McGee

Kelleen McGee has been a member of the Museum Council for several years. She especially enjoys the events and looks forward to connecting with close friends, many of whom are members, and meeting new friends at events throughout the year.

The Museum Council delivers a fun social calendar but it also feeds Kelleen’s intellectual curiosity in a way that is completely different from her role as senior contracts manager in the legal department at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals. She enjoys refreshing her interest in art, first piqued in her history of art class while studying abroad in Vienna.

Kelleen’s favorite events are curator presentations. For her, the discussions bring exhibitions to life and help the audience appreciate the time and effort it takes to assemble them. She enjoys the variety of events, from the fancier affairs to the intimate discussions of some of the lesser-known exhibitions. Kelleen is delighted to support the MFA and plans to continue her involvement for many years.

Kelleen lives in Charlestown with her daughter, Lena, and fiancé, Tod. She enjoys spending as much time as possible in the Adirondack Mountains with her extended family.