John Elderfield

John Elderfield is a leading art historian and the Marie-Jos?e and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Working at MoMA since 1975, Elderfield has organized major exhibitions including The Wild Beasts: Fauvism and Its Affinities (1976), Kurt Schwitters (1985), Henri Matisse (1992), Bonnard (1998) and Matisse Picasso (2003). Elderfield received a PhD from London’s renowned Courtauld Institute of Art. He was awarded the Eric Mitchell Prize for Kurt Schwitters, and was a recipient of the French government?s Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. In 2005, Time magazine included Dr. Elderfield on its list of the 100 most influential people. In his lecture, “Reimagining the Modern, ” Elderfield will give his account of the recent reinstallation of the museum?s permanent collection for the new building designed by Yoshio Taniguchi, which opened in November 2004. As we prepare for the Modern Wing designed by Renzo Piano and the extensive reinstallation of our permanent collection, this lecture promises to be an enlightening and inspirational experience.

Art Institute of Chicago
Members – $25
Non-Members – $25

05:15PM – Reception
Jean and Steven Goldman Study Center, Departm

06:00PM – Lecture
Fullerton Hall