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Abstraction/Representation, New York/Rome c.1950: Peter Benson Miller and Martica Sawin: A Conversation
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Art historian and critic Martica Sawin has spent a half century covering contemporary art in print and in the classroom. As an historian she has focused especially on Surrealism; her book, Surrealism in Exile and the Beginning of the New York School has become a classic, and she has written many books and catalog essays on the art and artists of the past century. She chaired the art history department at Parsons School of Design from 1970 to1995 and founded Parsons in Paris.
An art historian and curator, Peter Benson Miller served for six years as the Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome. He has curated exhibitions dedicated to the work of Philip Guston, Yto Barrada, Charles Ray, Cy Twombly, and Paolo Gioli, among other artists. His essays have appeared in Apollo, The Art Bulletin, Flash Art, and Visual Resources. He is currently the Curator-at-Large for exhibitions marking the Academy’s 125th anniversary.