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Alison de Lima Greene, Karen Wilkin, and Andrea Woodner

Building on a Collection

The Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public. With inquiries, please contact Kara Carmack at kcarmack@nyss.org.


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Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, “Trabajos utiles (Useful Work),” ca. 1816-1820, brush and Indian ink and wash on paper, 10 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches

Alison de Lima Greene is the Isabel Brown Wilson Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. A 2010 Fellow at the Center for Curatorial Leadership, she has organized numerous exhibitions, and her recent projects have profiled Mark Rothko, Mike and Doug Starn, and Pipilotti Rist. Working closely with Harry Cooper, Kate Nesin, and Mark Godfrey, she co-curated the traveling Philip Guston Now exhibition.

Karen Wilkin is an independent curator and critic. The author of monographs on Stuart Davis, David Smith, Anthony Caro, Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, Giorgio Morandi, and Hans Hofmann, she has organized exhibitions of their work internationally. She is a regular contributor to Hudson Review, New Criterion, and Wall Street Journal. Wilkin teaches in the New York Studio School’s MFA program.

Andrea Woodner is a sculptor, cellist, collector of drawings and horsewoman. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College, and served apprenticeships with sculptors Isaac Witkin and Anthony Caro, and with metal fabricator Bob Walcott in the 1970s and 80s while making sculpture in White Creek, NY, London, and New York City. She then attended Harvard University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, and received a Masters in Architecture from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. In 1995, Woodner founded the Design Trust for Public Space, dedicated to the wellbeing and understanding of public space in New York City. Woodner was its first Director and served as its President until 2016. In 2016 Woodner launched the Hercules Art/ Studio Program, with facilities in lower Manhattan, providing affordable studio and meeting space for artists beginning their careers in New York City. Woodner lives in New York City and Millbrook, NY.

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, “Loco furioso (Raging Lunatic),” ca. 1824-1828, black crayon on paper, 7 9/16 x 5 2/3 inches

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