As a New York State art curator serving Nassau County audiences (1978-2001), inaugurated a program of art, architecture and history exhibitions for various venues, and initiated an artists-of-the- region program. Nineteenth century art exhibitions included landscape painter Charles Henry Miller and photographer Rachel Hicks. Thematic presentations included the multi-media "George Washington Observed: Images of the First President;" " Nassau's Architectural Heritage;" "Elegance in Ladies Fashion, 1870-1930;" "Tapestries," and "The Castle Theme in American Architecture." Also initiated an exhibition program for the African American Museum. Thematic shows at that venue included "The Art of Sierra Leone;" "Haitian Art;" "African Sculpture," and "Spectacular Vernacular: the Mud Structures of Mali." Solo presentations included Al Loving, Bill Traylor, Minni Evans, Frank Wimberley and Philomena Williamson.
Curatorial activities also included serving as curator/director for Falaise, and for the Harry Guggenheim collection, responsibility for planning the art at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, its visitor center, and for other historic sites. During tenure as supervising curator, as director of collections, and as branch museum director, acquired paintings, prints, and artifacts furthering the understanding of American lifestyles and taste.
As guest curator for other institutions: exhibitions include,
Long Island Artists Today; African Art; Pre-Columbian Art; Color in Sculpture; Artists and East Hampton: A 100-Year Perspective; Women Artists of Eastern Long Island, (co-curator); Thomas Moran: A Search for the Scenic; The Surrealists & Their Friends on Eastern Long Island at Mid-Century; Tracing Moran's Romanticism & Symbolism.
Curatorial grants: National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council for the Arts; New York Council for the Humanities.
Lectures at USA and international venues include topical, monographic, and specialized themes. Among the more general topics:
Art and Computer Technology(c. 1982); Nineteenth Century American Landscape Painting(c. 1985); New Trends in Art (c. 1986); Environmental Art: New Possibilities(1994); New Directions in Contemporary Art: 21st Century(2001); Artists of Eastern Long Island(1979) (2012); Surrealism in the Americas at Mid-Century(1993) .
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