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Senior Curator at MOMA to speak at ASU

January 30, 2002

TEMPE, Ariz. – Robert Storr, senior curator of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York, will present the Ninth Annual Elaine Horwitch Lecture on Contemporary American Art Criticism at Arizona State University at 7:30 p.m. on April 2.

Storr, who is also an artist and a widely published critic, will speak on the subject, Waking Dreams: History in Art After the ‘End of History’, in Neeb Hall at ASU Main in Tempe. Neeb Hall is located at the intersection of Forest and Tyler Malls. No tickets are necessary for this free event.

A free reception with the artist will be held at the ASU Art Museum following the lecture.

Storr recently curated an exhibition of Gerhard Richter’s October 18, 1977 paintings and authored a catalogue in conjunction with the show.

In addition to authoring catalogues and brochures published in conjunction with exhibitions at his own and other institutions, Storr has been a contributing editor at Art in America since 1981. He writes frequently for Art Press (Paris) and his criticism appears regularly in Artforum, The Village Voice, The New York Times, Parkett, Arts Magazine, Art & Design, Tate/The Art Magazine, Interview, Galleries Magazine and other publications.

A member of the editorial board of the College Art Association’s Art Journal from 1985 to 1995, Storr co-edited two issues of the magazine devoted to censorship in the arts.

ASU Art Museum’s senior curator, Heather Lineberry, said that Robert Storr would add to the legacy of the Horwitch Lecture by bringing his perspective as curator at the standard-setting Museum of Modern Art, and as a widely published art critic and painter.

“Robert Storr’s exhibitions and publications reveal a curator and writer who is engaged in the current trends in contemporary art, but also committed to reconsidering the more established and recognized figures in 20th century American art,” Lineberry said. “

The Horwitch Lecture will commence at 7:30 p.m. on April 2 in Neeb Hall. Parking is free after 7 p.m. in Structure 3 on Myrtle Ave. For more information, call the ASU Art Museum, a division of The Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts at Arizona State University, at (480) 965-2787. 

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