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William Agee, Alicia Cooper & Gail Stavitsky: Continuities in American Art 1908-1968

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

Georgia O’Keefe
In the Patio IX
1950
Oil on canvas mounted on panel
30 x 40 inches

William C. Agee taught at Hunter College (1988 – 2014) as the Evelyn Kranes Kossak Professor of Art History. He held directorships at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Pasadena Art Museum, and was curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Modern Art. Books include American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning, and Their Circle, 1927-1942 (2011); Coming of Age: American Art, 1850s to 1950s (2006); and Modern Art in America 1908-1968 (2016).

Gail Stavitsky is Chief Curator at Montclair Art Museum, NJ. Numerous exhibitions and catalogue essays include Reordering Reality: Precisionism in America 1915-1941 (1994), Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America (1999), Will Barnet: A Timeless World (2000), Cézanne and American Modernism (2009), Warhol and Cars: American Icons (2011), and The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913 (2013). She is the lead curator for the forthcoming exhibition Matisse and American Art, opening February 4, 2017.

Alicia J.D. Cooper‘s master’s thesis Odilon Redon and America at Hunter College received honors and has been cited in numerous publications. In 2016, she launched the historic tour program at the New York Studio School, the first home of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Previous institutions include Talwar Gallery and Edward Ruscha Catalogue Raisonné.

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