The Baker Museum Exhibition Lecture Still Striking
Douglas Dreishpoon, Ph.D., Director of the Helen Frankenthaler Catalogue Raisonné and Chief Curator Emeritus at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, New York
How does creativity accommodate age? For any artist (painter, filmmaker, musician, writer, dancer), what are the benefits of growing old? How does one adapt? How does aging influence one’s aesthetic disposition? How does a creative individual — in a word — persist? Douglas Dreishpoon, Director of Catalogue Raisonné at the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and curator of Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1990–2003, will deliver a lecture addressing these questions.
Dr. Douglas Dreishpoon is currently Director of the Catalogue Raisonné project at the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in New York City and Chief Curator Emeritus at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, New York. His 26 years of experience in museums include such roles as Curator of Collections at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1995–1998) and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Tampa Museum of Art in Florida (1991–1995).
His essays, interviews and reviews have been published in numerous catalogues, magazines and journals, including Art in America, Art Journal, ARTnews and Sculpture. His publications include The Long Curve: 150 Years of Visionary Collecting at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Skira, 2011); Guillermo Kuitca: Everything, Paintings and Works on Paper, 1980–2008 (Scala, 2009); ROBERT MANGOLD: Beyond the Line | Paintings and Project 2000–2008 (Abrams, 2009); Ken Price: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works on Paper, 1962–2010 (The Drawing Center, 2013); Giving Up One’s Mark: Helen Frankenthaler in the 1960s and 1970s (Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2014); Imperfections by Chance: Paul Feeley Retrospective, 1954–1965 (Giles, 2015); Nothing and Everything: Seven Artists, 1947–1962 (Hauser & Wirth, 2017); Modern Sculpture: Artists in Their Own Words (University of California Press, 2022); and Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1988-2009 (Radius Books, 2022).
A former board member of the American Section of the International Association of Art Critics, Dreishpoon holds a Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College, a master’s degree from Tufts University, and a PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
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