Calvin Tsao to speak at symposium in honor of Norman Kleeblatt’s career.
Friday, November 2, 2018
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM in the Lecture Hall
The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
1 East 78th Street
Norman Kleeblatt (MA Art History, Diploma in Conservation, IFA ‘75) is a curator, art historian, and critic, especially renowned for his well-crafted and broad ranging yet highly personal exhibitions. Since the 1980s, his shows have introduced new discursive frames for modern and contemporary art and society in Europe and the United States from the early nineteenth century to the present. He recently stepped down from his position as Chief Curator at the Jewish Museum after a tenure of over forty years at the institution. This symposium will be an opportunity for scholars and artists to reflect on and discuss Kleeblatt’s most influential exhibitions, including The Dreyfus Affair: Art, Truth and Justice (1987), Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Identities (1996), and Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940–1976 (2008) among many others, as well as his rethinking of art and cultural history, exhibition and institutional models. The afternoon will consist of two thematic sections, each with papers and panel discussions, followed by a conversation with Kleeblatt.
Executive Director, Al Held Foundation
Consulting Curator, International Center of Photography, New York
Distinguished Professor, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
Director, Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University
Distinguished Professor, Art History PhD Program, CUNY Graduate Center
Professor for Public Art/Spaces, Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Writer and Artist
Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Dia Art Foundation
Director of the African Studies Center and Professor of African and African American Art History, University of California, Los Angeles
PhD Candidate, Princeton University
Former Director, The Jewish Museum, New York
Starr Director of Research and Academic Program, Clark Art Institute
Silver Professor of Art History, New York University
Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Principal, Tsao & McKown Architects
Followed by a reception.
This program has been co-sponsored by the Al Held Foundation, New York.
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