Manhattanville Reid Castle In the Spring


Beyond the Great Divide:
Connecting Pre and Post 1945 American Art

 William C. Agee
The Evelyn Kranes Kossak Professor of Art History
Hunter College, City University of New York

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7:30 p.m.

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.