Constructing the Modern Guggenheim: The Museum at Mid Century
Friday, March 26, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The Art History program at the University of Houston welcomes Professor Lewis Kachur. Professor Kachur discusses the history of the Guggenheim Museum, including its original concept as a museum for non-objective painting, its transition to the Guggenheim, and the opening of the Frank Lloyd Wright building in 1959.
Dr. Lewis Kachur worked in the curatorial department of the Guggenheim Museum in the 1980s, where he wrote a fifty-year history of exhibitions. He received his doctorate in Art History from Columbia University, and is Professor of Art History at Kean University since 1990.Teaching the history of the modern and contemporary exhibitions for a museum studies program put him on the path to his acclaimed book Displaying the Marvelous: Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali and Surrealist Exhibition Installations. His recent book is Masterpieces of American Modernism from the Vilcek collection (with William Agee).
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