Featured Member: Rosemary Furtak

Portrait of Rosemary Furtak with her face partially obscured behind an artist book titled "French Fries"

Meet Rosemary Furtak, former librarian at the Walker Art Center. Rosemary passed away on July 8, 2012. Her good humor, positive attitude, sly wit, and leadership will be missed. Before she died, Rosemary answered some questions about herself and art librarianship. Here are her replies:

What is your current position?

Recently retired after 29 years. Lady of leisure.

What are you reading?

“Double Solitaire: The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy,“ Katonah Museum of Art, The Mint Museum

What drew you to art librarianship?

Recycled art historian, I notice there were more jobs for art librarians than there were for art historians and I had an internship at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. This allowed me to call myself as an art librarian.