You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Abigail Goodman

Abigal Goodman at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff

Abigal Goodman at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

ABIGAIL GOODMAN

Age 36

Occupation Independent curator

Continue reading below

Residence Cambridge

Did you change the way you dressed when you transitioned from gallery owner to independent curator?

Being at the gallery was like being on a stage; people were interested in my aesthetic, from what was on the walls to my person. I wore heels all the time. Behind the scenes at a museum, or in my office, I definitely do not.

You’re in a field known for creative expression. Still, are there rules?

Don’t compete with the art. When taking clients to galleries or art fairs, I need to look sharp, but I don’t want to be what they’re focusing on.

Is your approach to shopping for clothing similar to shopping for art?

Continue reading it below

I prefer to buy one thing of better quality than 20 of lesser. And I like pieces with staying power.

Can you size up people’s taste in art by what they’re wearing?

It’s definitely one more piece of data.

What’s the last thing you purchased?  

A Rochas bucket bag from Serenella. It’s perfect for Art Basel — a perfect blend of functionality and aesthetics.  — M.E.K.

Interview has been condensed and edited. E-mail comments to magazine@globe.com.
Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.