Robert Storr

The Society for Contemporary Art presents Robert Storr: Between Kelley and Kelly, Ryman and Ross Thursday, 30 September 2004 A pre-eminent critic, curator and scholar, Mr. Storr was recently appointed the Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Prior to this appointment, Storr was Senior Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. During his twelve years at MoMA, Storr was instrumental in acquiring many important works that greatly enhanced the museum’s collection. Exhibitions organized by Storr for MoMA include Max Beckmann (2003), Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting (2002), Tony Smith: Architect, Painter, Sculptor (1998), Chuck Close (1998), On the Edge: Contemporary Art from the Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Collection (1997-98), Robert Ryman (1993), and Dislocations (1991). Storr is the author of the accompanying catalogues for many of these exhibitions, and has also written catalogue essays and articles on artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, Ellsworth Kelly, Sigmar Polke, and Martin Puryear. He has been a contributing editor for Art in America and Grand Street, and his criticism has appeared in Art Press, Artforum, The Art Journal, Parkett, The Village Voice, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among other publications. Storr lectures frequently on contemporary art and has taught painting, drawing, art criticism, and art history at Harvard; the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia; the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and the University of Pennsylvania. Robert Storr is the curator of SITE Santa Fe?s Fifth International Biennial, Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque and was recently named director of the 2007 Venice Biennale. Please join us for what promises to be an engaging lecture.

The Art Institute of Chicago
Members – $50
Non-Members – $65

06:00PM – 07:00PM – Lecture
Price Auditorium
Members – $15

07:00PM – 08:00PM – Dining
The Trustees’ Room