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Robert Storr
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Betty Himmel, Lola Goldring, Janet Langsam, executive director of ArtsWestchester, and honoree Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale School of Art at the 2009 Katonah Museum Himmel Award reception. Photo: Margaret Fox
Biography

Robert Storr is the Dean of the Yale University School of Art.

Education:
Mr. Storr received a B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1972 and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1978.

Background:
He was curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1990 to 2002, where he organized exhibitions on Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Max Beckmann, Tony Smith, and Robert Ryman, in addition to coordinating the Projects series from 1990 to 2000. In 2002 he was named the first Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Mr. Storr has also taught at the CUNY graduate center and the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies as well as the Rhode Island School of Design, Tyler School of Art, New York Studio School, and Harvard University, and has been a frequent lecturer in this country and abroad.

He has been a contributing editor at Art in America since 1981 and writes frequently for Artforum, Parkett, Art Press (Paris), and Frieze (London). He has written numerous catalogs, articles, and books, including Philip Guston (Abbeville, 1986), Chuck Close (with Lisa Lyons, Rizzoli, 1987), and the forthcoming Intimate Geometries: The Work and Life of Louise Bourgeois

Mr. Storr was appointed professor of painting/printmaking and dean of the School of Art in 2006.

Affiliations/Honors/Awards
Among his many honors he has received a Penny McCall Foundation Grant for painting, a Norton Family Foundation Curator Grant, and honorary doctorates from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Maine College of Art, as well as awards from the American Chapter of the International Association of Art Critics, a special AICA award for Distinguished Contribution to the Field of Art Criticism, an ICI Agnes Gund Curatorial Award, and the Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History from the Smithsonian Institutions Archives of American Art. In 2000 the French Ministry of Culture presented him with the medal of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. He is currently Consulting Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the commissioner of the 2007 Venice Biennale, the first American invited to assume that position.
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Connections
1.Ann Philbin
2.Betty Himmel
3.Chuck Close
4.Janet Langsam
5.Lola Goldring
6.MacDowell Colony
7.Yvonne Pollack
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1.Calendar: Hermitage Museum Foundation - 2nd Annual Gala
2.Image Gallery: The Original Copy Opening Reception
3.Image Gallery: Katonah Museum Himmel Award Reception
4.Image Gallery: Opening of Brice Marden Retrospective at MoMA
5.Image Gallery: Hammer Museum Gala in the Garden 2006
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