Participants/ Rachel Rogerson

Executive Director of The MAC

Rachel Rogerson holds a master's in Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and a BFA in Sculpture from the University of North Texas. Prior to The MAC, Rogerson was Curator of Exhibitions at Gregg County Historical Museum in Longview, Texas, where she focused on curating and presenting one of the region's largest collections of Prehistoric artifacts related to East Texas' first peoples held by the institution’s Buddy Calvin Jones Caddo Collection. In the summer of 2015 The MAC moved from its home of more than 20 years on McKinney Avenue to a century-old five-building complex in the Cedars neighborhood south of downtown Dallas. During her tenure Rachel Rogerson has continued to advance the institution’s mission as an advocate for creative freedom by providing innovative programming. Recent projects include New Urban Landscape, a series of site-specific installations presented in The MAC’s raw warehouse space. New Urban Landscape addressed the role of the arts in shaping the Cedars and the broader community of Dallas, exploring issues related to homelessness, displacement, and gentrification.