Called one of the most influential people in art by New York Magazine, Robert Storr, dean of the Yale School of Art, will speak on the works of 20th-century artists Gerhard Richter and Louise Bourgeois at Bennington College on Friday, October 31, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. in Tishman Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
A respected curator, critic and artist, New York Magazine describes Storr as a "vital link between the museum world and academia."
During his 12-year tenure as senior curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Storr organized exhibitions on Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Max Beckmann, Tony Smith and Robert Ryman until 2002, when he was named the first Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
A frequent lecturer in the United States and abroad, Storr has taught painting, drawing, art history and criticism at numerous colleges, universities and art schools. He has been a contributing editor at Art in America since 1981 and writes frequently for Artforum, Parkett, Art Press, and Frieze.
Among his many honors and awards, Storr was presented with the medal of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2000. In 2007, he became the first American to direct the Venice Biennale, a major contemporary art exhibition in Italy.
In addition to his current responsibilities as dean, Storr serves as professor of painting and printmaking at the Yale School of Art, and is consulting curator of modern and contemporary art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
For more information call 802-440-4347.