50 Years a Curator: Whatever Happened to the Art World We Knew?


Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 3:00pm


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Theodore E. Stebbins Jr., curator of American art, emeritus, at the Harvard Art Museums, and former curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Yale University Art Gallery, will offer his views on some of the seismic changes he has observed in the art world since 1961. He will describe such positive developments as the growing popularity of art and art museums and the ever-increasing quality of exhibitions, and less positive ones, including the decline of connoisseurship. Stebbins will discuss the work of Andrew Wyeth and Jeff Koons, among others.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums

Admission: Free admission. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Seating will begin at 2:30pm.

Support for the lecture is provided by the Robert and Margaret Rothschild Lecture Fund at the Harvard Art Museums. In addition, modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art.