2014 ARTHUR M. BERGER LECTURE
Beyond the Great Divide:
William C. Agee
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
West Room, Reid Hall
Sponsored by the Manhattanville College
Department of Art History
William C. Agee was educated at Andover, Princeton, and Yale. He specializes in modern art in America from 1900-1970 and currently serves on the Board of Governors at the Addison Gallery of American Art at Andover. He was an Associate Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1966-68) and the Museum of Modern Art (1968-1970) and served as Director of the Pasadena Art Museum (1970-74) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1974-1982). He has organized numerous exhibitions and written extensively in the field of modern American art, including studies on Synchromism, the 1930s in America, and New York Dada. He authored catalogue raisonnés on Patrick Henry Bruce, Stuart Davis, and Sam Francis. In addition, he has organized numerous exhibitions and extensively published on modern American artists such as Morton Schamberg, James Daugherty, Arthur Dove, John Marin, Ralston Crawford, Fairfield Porter, Jacob Kainen, Barbara Morgan, Arnold Friedman, Burgoyne Diller, Donald Judd, Ken Noland, Ray Parker, Al Jensen, and John Graham and his circle. He is currently writing a book for Phaidon Press entitled Modern Art in America 1908-1968: A Critical and Thematic History.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
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