Helen’s CV

Education

1975 M.A. in Art History, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Thesis: “Social Consciousness in New Deal Murals”
1966-67 Post-diploma year, Hornsey College of Art, London, England
1965-66 Max Beckmann Memorial Scholarship in Sculpture, Brooklyn Museum School of Art
1965 A.B. in Art (departmental honors), Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Employment

2010-present Art columnist, The Sag Harbor Express, Sag Harbor, NY
1990-present Director, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Art, Stony Brook University
2004-09 Visual arts commentator, “In the Morning,” WLIU Public Radio, Southampton, NY
1982-90 Curator, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
1980-82 Executive Director, Public Art Preservation Committee, New York, NY
1979-81,
1987-89 Guest Curator, The Queens Museum, Flushing, NY
1978-2006 Art critic and feature writer on art, The New York Times Long Island section
1977-78 Curator, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
1975-77 Freelance exhibition organizer and researcher

Scholarships, fellowships, awards and grants

2007 Arts Broadcasting, Press Club of Long Island
1996 Scholarship for Publication grant, Society for the Preservation of American Modernists
1994 United University Professions scholarship, Center for Museum Studies, Smithsonian
Institution, Washington, DC
1987 First Place, Art Criticism, Press Club of Long Island
1986 Academy of Distinction, Adelphi University Alumni Association
First Place, Arts Reporting, Press Club of Long Island
1974 Graduate Tuition Scholarship, Case Western Reserve University
1965 A. Conger Goodyear Award for Excellence in Graphics, Adelphi University
Max Beckmann Memorial Scholarship, Brooklyn Museum School of Art

Institutional awards and grants (as project director)

National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Save America’s Treasures, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Council for the Humanities, New York State Environmental Protection Fund, New York State Natural Heritage Trust, Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, Town of East Hampton, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust, Hand Hollow Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, Herman Goldman Foundation, Judith Rothschild Foundation, Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Foundation, Singer Foundation, Arts & Business Council, Grow Group, Inc., Time Warner, Inc. Republic National Bank, N.A., JP Morgan Chase, Smith Barney Citygroup.

Professional affiliations

Board of Directors, Larry Rivers Foundation
Advisory Committee, Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Association International des Critiques d’Art (American section)
Exhibition Advisory Committee, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook University
Community Arts Panel, Art-in-Architecture Program, United States General Services Administration, 1997-99
Editor, Association of Historians of American Art Newsletter, 1994-98
Regional Advisory Committee, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1992-96
Visual Arts Review Panel, Thayer Fellowships in the Arts, SUNY, 1991-93

Consulting

2012-present  Advisory Committee, Andy Warhol Preserve Artist Residency, The Nature Conservancy
2012-14 Advisory Committee, Arts for Transit, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
2010 Chesterwood Strategic Planning Committee, National Trust for Historic Preservation
1997 PhotoAssist, Washington, DC (for “Celebrate the Century” stamp design program, United States Postal Service)
1995 Charles Burchfield studio installation, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY; Centennial Planning Committee, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
1994 Consultant curator, “Power and Patronage: State-Sponsored Art in the 1930s,” Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY; Review panel, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts for Transit, New York, NY
1991 Consultant historian, The Great Depression, Blackside, Inc. Film and Television Productions, Boston, MA
1987 Visiting critic, Oklahoma Arts Institute, Quartz Mountain, OK
1984 Consultant historian and on-camera interviewee, “Come to the Fairs,” episode of A Walk Through the Twentieth Century with Bill Moyers, Corporation for Education and Learning, Inc., New York, NY (for WNET Channel 13)
1983 Consultant historian to Hardesty & Hanover, Inc., Structural Engineers, researching the history of the Parachute Jump, Coney Island, NY
1982 Research consultant, World of Tomorrow, An American Portrait Productions, New York, NY
1981 Consultant exhibition planner, Institute for the Federal Theatre Project and New Deal Culture, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Multimedia installation on world’s fair history, prototype pavilion, 1982 Knoxville World’s Fair

Publications
NOTE: this listing does not include more than 1,000 weekly and bimonthly art reviews and feature
articles for The New York Times Long Island section, or monthly “Eye on Art” art columns for the Sag Harbor Express.

Books

Jackson Pollock. London and New York: Phaidon Press, 2014.
Subject Matter of the Artist: Writings by Robert Goodnough, 1950-1965. Chicago: Soberscove Press, 2013. Editor and introduction.
The Jackson Pollock Box. Kennebunkport, ME: Cider Mill Press / Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Hamptons Bohemia: Two Centuries of Artists and Writers on the Beach (with Constance Ayers Denne). San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2002.
Such Desperate Joy: Imagining Jackson Pollock. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2000.
The American Art Book. London and New York: Phaidon Press, 1999. 110 entries.
Larry Rivers. New York: Harper & Row, 1984.
Dawn of a New Day: The New York World’s Fair, 1939/40. New York: New York University Press/The Queens Museum, 1980. General editor, author of “The Fair Perceived,” and all entries.

Book chapters and exhibition catalogues (selected)

“Las Influencias Hispanicas en Jackson Pollock,” La Energia Visible Jackson Pollock. Una Antologia. Museo Picasso Malaga, 2016.
“Jackson Pollock,” pen to paper: Artists’ Handwritten Letters. Princeton Architectural Press, 2016.
“The New York City Building: The Museum That Shouldn’t Have Been,” in a volume commemorating the building’s renovation by The Queens Museum, forthcoming.
Larry Rivers: Collaborations and Appropriations. University Art Gallery, Stony Brook University, 2012.
“Life and Work are One,” Jackson Pollock: A Centennial Retrospective. Tokyo: The Yomiuri Shimbun, 2011.
“American Art in the Nineteen Thirties,” 1930s: Art in America. Hempstead, NY: David Filderman Gallery, Hofstra University, 2011.
“Beyond the Border are Possibilities,” Ary Stillman: From Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism. London/New York: Merrell Publishers Ltd., 2008.
“Perle Fine: The Storm Departs,” Perle Fine. Chicago: McCormick Gallery, 2007.
“Unveiling the Image,” Paul Jenkins in the Fifties: Space, Color, and Light. D. Wigmore Fine Art, 2007.
“The Birth of Abstract Expressionism,” Abstract Expressionism: The International Context. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007.
“Arthur G. Dove,” To Conserve a Legacy: American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999.
“Betty Parsons in Context,” Shaping a Generation: The Art and Artists of Betty Parsons. Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY, 1998.
Jackson Pollock: Prints. Dallas: Southern Methodist University, 1997.
“possibilities 1947 / 1997,” new possibilities / 1997. Stony Brook, NY: University Art Gallery, 1997.
“An Introduction to the Art and Artists of Queens,” Queens Artists: Highlights of the 20th Century. Flushing, NY: Queens Museum of Art, 1997.
“A Collection in Focus,” Beacon Hill Fine Art Celebrates Twenty Years of Collecting by the Federal Reserve Board. New York: Beacon Hill Fine Art, 1996.
“Toba Tucker’s Truth,” Heber Springs Portraits: Continuity and Change in the World Disfarmer Photographed. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996.
“Alfonso Angel Ossorio y Yangco, Yellow Couple,” In Celebration of Twenty Years of Collecting Art at the Federal Reserve Board. Washington, DC: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 1996.
Silkscreen: Arnold Hofmann Jr. and the Art of the Print. Stony Brook: The Museums at Stony Brook, 1995.
Color Rhythm: The Late Watercolors of Joseph Meert. East Hampton, NY: Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, 1994.
“Witness to Imminent Drama: Elaine de Kooning and the New York School,” Elaine de Kooning. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 1994, pp. 5-13.
Atelier 17 and the New York Avant-Garde, 1940-1955. East Hampton, NY: Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, 1993.
“Elaine de Kooning: The Early Years,” Elaine de Kooning. Athens, GA: University Art Museum, 1992, pp. 23-31.
Alfonso Ossorio: The Victorias Drawings. East Hampton: Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, 1991.
A Day with Jackson and Lee: Photographs by Hans Namuth. East Hampton, NY: Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, 1991.
“A Sign of the Times,” East Hampton Avant-garde: A Salute to the Signa Gallery. East Hampton, NY: Guild Hall Museum, 1990, pp. 13-19.
Co-author, En Plein Air: The Art Colonies of East Hampton and Old Lyme, 1880-1930. Guild Hall Museum / Florence Griswold Museum, 1989.
“Art for the Millions, or Art for the Market?,” Remembering the Future: The New York World’s Fair from 1939 to 1964. New York: Rizzoli International, 1989, pp. 137-165.
“1988,” Art of Our Century: The Chronicle of Western Art, 1900 to the Present. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989, pp. 828-837.
“Remembering ‘The World of Tomorrow’,” Beyond Tomorrow: South Carolina Art and the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Columbia: South Carolina State Museum, 1989, n.p.
“Style and Substance in New Deal Graphics,” Women Artists of the New Deal Era. Washington, DC: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1988, pp. 7-13.
Ibram Lassaw: Space Explorations, 1929-1988. East Hampton, NY: Guild Hall Museum, 1988.
“Larry Rivers and the Search for a Sound Basis,” The Figurative Fifties: New York Figurative Expressionism. Newport Harbor, CA: Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1988, pp. 142-148.
Co-author, Crosscurrents: An Exchange Exhibition Between Guild Hall Museum and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Guild Hall Museum/Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 1986.
The Intimate Eye: Photographs by Dorothy Norman. East Hampton, NY: Guild Hall Museum, 1986.
“The Cooperative Impulse,” Long Island’s Alternative Spaces. East Islip, NY: Islip Art Museum, 1985.
“Look Ma, I’m Dancing” and “A Conversation with Kenneth Koch,” Larry Rivers: Performing for the Family. East Hampton, NY: Guild Hall Museum, 1983, pp. 5-12.
“In Praise of Eccentricity,” Eccentric Landmarks of Suffolk County. East Islip: Islip Art Museum, 1983.
Nicolai Cikovsky. Southampton, NY: Parrish Art Museum, 1980.
David Burliuk: Years of Transition, 1910-1930. Southampton, NY: Parrish Art Museum, 1978.
“Toward a ‘Fit Plastic Language’: Six Muralists at the New York World’s Fair,” Art for the People: New Deal Murals on Long Island. Hempstead, NY: Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, 1978, pp. 19-25.
Fairfield Porter’s Maine. Southampton, NY: Parrish Art Museum, 1977.
Twentieth Century American Paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Southampton, NY: Parrish Art Museum, 1977.
Co-author, Seven American Women: The Depression Decade. Poughkeepsie, NY: Vassar College Art Gallery, 1976.
Co-author, Tom Barrett: Portrait of Poughkeepsie. Poughkeepsie, NY: Duchess County Art Association, 1977.
“Murals, Mural Sketches and Easel Paintings,” Federal Art in Cleveland, 1933-1943. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Public Library, 1974.

Journal articles and essays

“Pollock: Blake’s 1949 Museum Design,” Art & Architecture Quarterly: One, 2012-13, www.aaqeastend.com
“de Kooning: A Retrospective,” Provincetown Arts, 2012-13.
“Pollock at 100,” Voyeur, Summer 2012.
Biographical essays on Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, Encyclopedia of New York State History, 2007.
“Moving In, Moving On: Lee Krasner’s Work in Jackson Pollock’s Studios,” Long Island Historical
Journal, vol. 20:1-2 (Fall 2007/Spring 2008),
Biographical essay on Lee Krasner, Dictionary of Notable American Women, 2005.
“The Hamptons Lost and Found,” Foreword, The Lost Hamptons, Arcadia, 2004.
Biographical essay on Larry Rivers, Scribner’s Encyclopedia of American Lives, vol. 6, 2004.
“Lee and Jackson in the Kitchen,” The Artist’s Palate, 2003.
“Parsing Pollock,” Long Island Historical Journal, Spring 2002.
“Recreating Pollock, Gingerly,” The New York Times Weekend section, 16 February 2001, pp. E1, 26.
“Pollock in Context,” www.sonyclassics.com/pollock, 2000.
“Jackson Pollock in Italy: An Absent Presence,” Whelk’s Walk Review, Spring 1999.
“On Jackson Pollock,” The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1999.
Foreword and essay on the Pollock-Krasner House (for a special section on Jackson Pollock and Lee
Krasner), The North Atlantic Review, 1998.
“Lee Krasner, ‘From There to Here’,” Long Island Women: Activists and Innovators. Hempstead, NY: Long Island Studies Institute, 1998.
“Arthur G. Dove and the Origins of Abstract Expressionism,” American Art, (Spring 1998), pp. 66-83.
“Stuart Davis’s ‘World of Tomorrow’,” American Art 9:3 (Fall 1995), pp. 96-100.
“José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jackson Pollock’s Mexican Masters,” Art Nexus (Uruguay), Winter 1994-95.
“Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning: Two Painters on the Periphery,” Vytvarny Zivot 1:XXXVII (1992), pp. 13-18 (Czech), 67-69 (English)
“Queens Museum Turns its Back on World’s Fair Collection,” World’s Fair XII:1 (January-March 1992), p. 22.
“Black and White: Back to Basics,” Provincetown Arts 7 (1991), pp. 98-99.
“On the Floor,” Long Island Historical Journal 3:2 (Spring 1991), pp. 155-167.
“From Dump to Glory: Robert Moses and the Flushing Meadow Improvement,” Robert Moses: Single Minded Genius. Interlaken, NY: Heart of the Lakes Publishing/Long Island Studies Institute, 1989, pp. 91-100.
“Eastern Long Island’s Native Artists,” Provincetown Arts 5 (1989), 136-139.
Biographical essay on Larry Rivers,The Dictionary of Art, London, England, 1988.
“Larry Rivers: Dimensions and Directions,” Journal of the Spoleto Festival U.S.A., 1988, pp. 49-50.
“Imagining Tomorrow: History, Technology and the American Future” (book review), Spectrum 23:8 (August 1986).
“Design in America: The Cranbrook Vision, 1925-1950” (book review), Winterthur Portfolio 20:2/3 (Summer/Autumn 1985).
“Ray Johnson: Shadow and Substance,” Re.dact: An Anthology of Art Criticism 1 (1984), pp. 77-80.
“Subway Art and the Public Use of Arts Committee,” Archives of American Art Journal 21:2
(November 1981), pp. 3-12.
“John Reed Club Artists and the New Deal: Radical Responses to Roosevelt’s ‘Peaceful Revolution’,” Prospects 5 (1980), pp. 241-268.
“American Art and the New Deal,” Journal of American Studies 6:3 (December 1972), pp. 289-296.

Exhibitions organized (selected)

2012  Larry Rivers: Collaborations and Appropriations, University Art Gallery, Stony Brook University
Men of Fire: Jose Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock, Hood Museum of Art / Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center (co-curator)
The Persistence of Pollock, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center (co-curator)
2010  Jackson and Lee, 1953: Photographs by Tony Vaccaro, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
2008 Lee Krasner: Little Image Paintings, 1946-1950, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
2006 Abstract Expressionist Prints from the Charles Randall Dean Collection, Pollock-Krasner
House and Study Center
2005 Perle Fine Collages, 1957-1966, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
2004 Ibram Lassaw: A Sculptor’s Drawings, 1945-1950, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
2003 Lee Krasner, Before and After: Photographs by Maurice Berezov and Mark Patiky, Pollock-
Krasner House and Study Center
2002 Herman Cherry: Paintings on Paper, Martha’s Vineyard, 1956, Pollock-Krasner House and
Study Center
2001 Road: Alfonso Ossorio’s Responses to Jackson Pollock’s Death, Pollock-Krasner House and
Study Center
2000 NOT Pollock / NOT Krasner: Replicas from the Motion Picture “Pollock,” Pollock-Krasner
House and Study Center
1999 Like Sunshine, Like Moon: Paintings and Drawings by Matsumi Kanemitsu, Pollock-Krasner
House and Study Center
1998 The LIFE Shoot: Photographs by Martha Holmes, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
1997 new possibilities 1997, University Art Gallery, Stony Brook University
Paintings on Paper by John Opper, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
1996 Collages by Ben Bianchi, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
1995 Jackson Pollock: The ‘New-found’ Screen Prints, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
Silkscreen: Arnold Hofmann Jr. and the Art of the Print, Museums at Stony Brook
Jackson Pollock: Avian Enigmas, International Bird Museum, Southampton, NY / Boca
Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
1994 Color Rhythm: The Late Watercolors of Joseph Meert, Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center
1993 The Abstract Spirit: John Ferren (1905-1970), Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center /
University Art Museum, SUNY Stony Brook / Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College
1993 Atelier 17 and the New York Avant-garde, 1940-1955, Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center
1992 Me and Jackson: Robert Arneson Interprets Jackson Pollock, Pollock-Krasner House & Study
Center
Betty Parsons: Paintings on Paper, Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center
1991 Alfonso Ossorio: The Victorias Drawings, 1950, Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center
A Day With Jackson And Lee: Photographs by Hans Namuth, Pollock-Krasner House & Study
Center
1990 Jackson Pollock: The Black Screen Prints, 1951, Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center
Greenwich Village in the 50s and 60s: Photographs by Fred W. McDarrah, Pollock-Krasner
House & Study Center
East Hampton Avant-Garde: A Salute to the Signa Gallery, Guild Hall Museum
1989 Remembering the Future: The New York World’s Fair from 1939 to 1964 (art component), The
Queens Museum
Ibram Lassaw: Space Explorations, Guild Hall Museum
Ten Artists (invitational), Guild Hall Museum
1988 Peggy Bacon: A Life in Art, Guild Hall Museum
Images and Scientific Imagination, Guild Hall Museum
1987 The Gershwin Years, Barbican Centre, London, England / The Hollywood Bowl Museum, Los
Angeles, CA
American Masters, Guild Hall Museum
New Spaces/New Faces (invitational), Guild Hall Museum
Long Island Modern: The First Generation of Modernist Architecture on Long Island, 1925-1940
(exhibition director), Guild Hall Museum and tour
Toba Tucker: A Shinnecock Portrait, Guild Hall Museum and tour
1986 Larry Rivers: Collaborations and Illustrations, Adelphi University
Art of the Carousel, Guild Hall Museum
Eleven Painters (invitational), Guild Hall Museum
The Intimate Eye: Photographs by Dorothy Norman, Guild Hall Museum
Crosscurrents: An Exchange Exhibition Between Guild Hall Museum and the Provincetown Art
Association and Museum, Guild Hall Museum / Provincetown Art Association & Museum
Jimmy Ernst: A Survey, 1942-1983, Guild Hall Museum
1986 Small Sculpture from the Paul Magriel Collection, Guild Hall Museum and tour
1984 Robert Gwathmey: Works from 1941-1984, Guild Hall Museum
Artist in the Theater, Guild Hall Museum in cooperation with the Hillwood Art Museum, Long
Island University, C.W. Post Campus
Art and Friendship: A Tribute to Fairfield Porter, Guild Hall Museum and tour
William King Sculpture, Guild Hall Museum
1983 Eccentric Landmarks of Suffolk County, Islip Art Museum
Larry Rivers: Performing for the Family, Guild Hall Museum / Emily Lowe Art Gallery,
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Multiple Portraits: Recent Work by Elaine de Kooning, Guild Hall Museum
Arrivals (invitational), Guild Hall Museum
1982 The World of George Bellows, Guild Hall Museum
On Hard Water: Iceboating Past and Present, Guild Hall Museum
Altered States: Experimental Graphics by Long Island Artists, Long Island Printmakers Society
1982 Poets and Artists Collaborating, Guild Hall Museum (video production)
1981 Trylon and Perisphere: Icon of the Future, The Queens Museum
1980 Dawn of a New Day: The New York World’s Fair, 1939/40, The Queens Museum
1978 David Burliuk: Years of Transition, 1910-1930, Parrish Art Museum
Art of the Adirondacks, Parrish Art Museum
1978 Dan Flavin…drawn along the shores, Parrish Art Museum
The Graphic Eye, Parrish Art Museum
1977 Twentieth Century American Paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Parrish Art
Museum / Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium (1978)
1977 Woodstock: An American Art Colony, 1902-1977, Vassar College Art Gallery (research
associate)
1976 7 American Women: The Depression Decade, Vassar College Art Gallery (co-curator)
Tom Barrett: Portrait of Poughkeepsie, Duchess County Art Association (co-curator)
1974 Federal Art in Cleveland, 1933-1943, Cleveland Public Library (curatorial coordinator)

Lectures, panels and symposia (selected)

2015 “Paintings as Walls: Peter Blake, Jackson Pollock, and the Myth of Unframed Space,” 11th Biennial Symposium, Latrobe Chapter AIA,  Washington, DC                                                                    “Artists of The Springs: A 70-Year History,” Springs Improvement Society, East Hampton, NY           2014 “A Painter’s Paradise: East Hampton 1880-1920,” East Hampton Historical Farm Museum “Jackson Pollock: Myth vs. Reality,” Suffolk County Library Association, Bay Shore, NY                “Visions of Tomorrow: Art and Commerce at the 1939 New York World’s Fair,” Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY

“Jackson Pollock, Draughtsman,” The Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY
2013 “The Things at 9 Mac: Refiguring Ossorio and Pollock,” Transatlantic Conversations and Abstract Expressionism, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Moderator, art panel, Crossings: Larry Rivers and His Milieu symposium, New York University
2012 “On Jackson Pollock’s Creative Imagination,” 92nd Street Y Tribeca, New York, NY
“The Literary Larry,” Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
2011 “Jackson Pollock in California: The Mexican Connection,” Southwest Art History Conference, Taos, NM
“Making Murals Modern: Social Consciousness and Formal Innovation During the New Deal,” 1935: The Reality and the Promise conference, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
“Art for the Millions, or Art for the Market?” The Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY
2010 “Jackson Pollock and Jazz,” Researching New York History Conference, Albany, NY
“Uncle Sam, Art Patron,” The Arts and the Public, New England American Studies Association Annual Conference, Boston
2009 “Snake in the Grass: The Artist and the Garden,” Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
“Art and the State,” League of Women Voters, East Hampton, NY
Symposium moderator, “Perle Fine and Early Leaders of Abstract Expressionism,” Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
2008 Meid Mentor Lectureship, Marymount College, Palos Verdes, CA
“Roots and Branches: The Art of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner,” Phoenix Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago
“Jackson Pollock and Jazz,” Brilliant Corners jazz symposium, Stony Brook University
2007 “Moving In, Moving On: Lee Krasner’s Work in Jackson Pollock’s Studios,” Artists in Their Studios symposium, Archives of American Art/CUNY Graduate Center
“Jackson Pollock’s Sense of Space and Place,” Southwest Art History Conference, Taos, NM
2006 “Hamptons Bohemia,” Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
“Europe in Pollock/Pollock in Europe,” Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
“Seeing Red: Jackson Pollock’s Use of Tanbark Sailcloth,” Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
2004 “The Birth of Abstract Expressionism,” introduction to conference, Abstract Expressionism: An International Language, Stony Brook Manhattan
“The New York School,” 3-part seminar; “Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock,” two-part seminar, Stony Brook University Round Table
“A Tribute to Ibram Lassaw,” Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton
“Herman Cherry,” Avram Gallery, Southampton College
“The Pollock-Krasner House, Then and Now,” Ladies Village Improvement Society, East
Hampton
“Seven American Women and their Sisters,” Clayton & Liberatore Gallery, Bridgehampton
2003 “American Art in the Nineteen Thirties,” 3-part seminar, Stony Brook University Round Table
“What Didn’t He Do? A Tribute to Larry Rivers,” Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton
2002 Various readings and lectures in conjunction with the publication of Hamptons Bohemia
2001 “Parsing Pollock,” Fifth Congress of the Americas, Universidad de las Américas, Cholula, Mex.
Reading, Such Desperate Joy, Canio’s Books, Sag Harbor, NY
Artists Talk on Art, New York, NY
2000 “Shooting Jackson,” Montclair Adult Education Program, Montclair, NJ; Artists Network of Great Neck, Great Neck, NY; Radford University, Radford, VA
“Lee Krasner, Alias Mrs. Jackson Pollock,” Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, Hewlett, NY
Artists Talk on Art, New York, NY
1999 “Shooting Jackson,” Twelfth Annual Pollock-Krasner Lecture,” Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
“Jackson Pollock: The Man, The Art, The Exhibition,” dialogue with Pepe Karmel, Hunter College, New York, NY (sponsored by AICA/USA)
“Jackson Pollock: An Artist’s Evolution,” Kean University, Union, NJ
“Women on the Projects: Paradigms and Paradoxes,” American Culture/Popular Culture
Association Conference,San Diego, CA
“The Interrelationship of the Parsons Artists,” Betty Parsons symposium, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
1998 “From Barbizon to Bonac: East Hampton as an Art Colony,” 350th Anniversary Celebration lecture, East Hampton, NY
“José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jackson Pollock’s Mexican Masters,” Third Congress of the Americas, Universidad de las Américas, Cholula, Mexico
1997 “The LIFE and TIME of Jackson Pollock,” American Culture Association / Popular Culture Association annual meeting, Boston, MA
“Arthur G. Dove and the Origins of Abstract Expressionism,” Round Table Lecture, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
“Artists of the Hamptons,” Master Art Workshop, Southampton College, Long Island
University, Southampton, NY
“Researching History Murals,” The Ross School, East Hampton, NY
1995 “Escaping the Lure of the Metropolis: Beyond Second City Syndrome,” Annual Meeting, Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, Melville, NY
“The Literary Larry,” Annual Book & Author Luncheon, John Jermain Library, Sag Harbor, NY
“Why Does the 1939 World’s Fair Still Matter?” Museum of the City of New York
“Art of Conscience Then and Now,” Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
1995 “New Ways of Gravure: Innovations in American Printmaking, 1930-1950,” Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
“Art and Craft at the 1939 New York World’s Fair,” American Craft Museum, New York
1993 “Federal Art Patronage in the 1930s,” NEH teachers’ seminar, Southampton High School, Southampton, NY; also University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
“The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center,” Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
“A Boat and a Goat: The Jackson Pollock-Lee Krasner Home and Studio,” Aldrich Museum,
Ridgefield, CT (for the Weir Farm National Historic Site)
1994 “José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jackson Pollock’s Mexican Masters,” XXVII General Assembly, Association International des Critiques d’Art (AICA), San Juan, PR
“Witness to Imminent Drama: Elaine de Kooning and the New York Art World, 1938-50,”
Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY
“Painters on the Periphery,” BOCES symposium on Ethnicity, Gender and Cultural Diversity on Long Island, Holbrook, NY
“New Deal Murals: Art Treasures or Welfare Wallpaper?” Public Art Conservation conference, Fashion Institute of Technology, NY
“John Ferren in Context: An Abstract Painter, His Colleagues and His Times,” Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, Flushing, NY
“The Abstract Spirit: John Ferren,” University Art Gallery, Stony Brook University
“Robert Richenburg,” Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
“The Experience of Place,” Southampton Artists, Southampton Cultural Center
Panel discussion on artists of the eastern Long Island region, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY
“Artists of East Hampton: The Postwar Generation,” The Ramblers, East Hampton, NY
“The Conservation of Public Art,” New York Conservation Association, Women’s City Club, NY
1992 “Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning: Two Painters on the Periphery,” XXVI General Assembly, AICA, Vienna, Austria
“The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center,” University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
“The East Hampton Artists’ Community,” Honors College, Stony Brook University
“Herman Cherry,” Deson-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Artists of Eastern Long Island: A History,” Parrish Art Museum
“Modern Painters on Long Island,” Long Island Studies program, SCOPE
1991 “Alfonso Ossorio: The Victorias Mural,” Ossorio memorial symposium, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
“A New Deal for Women,” Art Department lecture series, Stony Brook University
1989 “Remembering the Future: The 1939 and 1964 New York World’s Fairs,” Municipal Art Society, New York
“Art for the Millions: The Art Programs of the ’39 and ’64 Fairs,” Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York
“The Art of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs,” The Queens Museum / Museum of the City of New York joint program
“Artists of Eastern Long Island,” Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY, and Baruch College, City University of New York
1988 “American Art in the 1960s,” Center for American Culture Studies, Columbia University
“The Usable Past Meets the Usable Future: The 1939 New York World’s Fair,” Lyceum Lecture, Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead, NY
“Icon of the Future: The Trylon and Perisphere, Theme Center of the 1939/40 New York World’s Fair,” The Queens Museum
“Seeds of Modern Art in America,” Center for Creative Retirement, Southampton College, Long Island University
“From Dump to Glory: Robert Moses and the Flushing Meadow Improvement,” conference,
Long Island Studies Institute, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
1987 “American Icons,” symposium, Center for American Culture Studies, Columbia University
“The Machine in the Meadow: How Ideas of Progress were Demonstrated at the 1939/40 New York World’s Fair,” American Studies Association International Convention, New York
“Artists of Sag Harbor,” John Jermain Library, Sag Harbor, NY
“American Artists and the New Deal,” Jimmy Ernst Artists Alliance, East Hampton, NY
“The Usable Past Meets the Usable Future,” The Brooklyn Museum
1986 “The Literary Larry,” poetry reading and analysis, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
“Yesterday’s Tomorrows,” Whitney Museum of American Art, Stamford, CT
1985 “Isamu Noguchi’s Sculpture,” Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, Long Island City, NY
“The Literary Larry,” Canio’s Books, Sag Harbor, NY
“Artists of Eastern Long Island,” Custer Institute, Southold, NY
“The Usable Past Meets the Usable Future,” Yale University, New Haven, CT
1984 “Narrative Painting and Contemporary Art,” panel, The Jewish Museum, New York
“Art and Design in the ‘World of Tomorrow’,” New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
“The Ethics of Art Criticism,” Ethical Culture Society, Commack, NY
1983 “Regionalism Now,” conference, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
“The Usable Past Meets the Usable Future,” 9th Biennial Convention, American Studies
Association, Philadelphia, PA
“Island Issues,” Glen Cove Library, Glen Cove, NY
1982 “Regionalism and the Region: Artists’ Changing Views of the Local Landscape, 1920-1940,” Parrish Art Museum
“The 1930s: A Decade in Turmoil,” Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN
“Protecting the New Deal’s Art Legacy,” SUNY Conservation Program, Cooperstown, NY
1981 “A Curator’s Choices,” Museum Studies Program, City University of New York
“The Artist’s View of Doing Business,” symposium, Huntington Township Art League,
Huntington, NY
1980 “The Government as Patron: Art of the 1930s,” Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
“Industrial Design at the 1939 New York World’s Fair,” Cooper-Hewitt Museum
“From Research to Exhibition,” museum design conference, Lower Hudson Conference of
Historical Agencies and Museums, New City, NY
1978 “Toward a ‘Fit Plastic Language’: Six Muralists at the 1939 New York World’s Fair,” First Goodson Symposium, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1977 “Social Consciousness in New Deal Art,” Oxford University, England
“The New Deal Art Projects,” Exeter University, England
1976 “The Relevance of the WPA Today,” The Art Students League, New York
1972 “American Art and the New Deal,” Durham University, England
1969 “Modern American Art,” Northumberland County Technical College, Ashington, England

Television and radio appearances (selected)
NOTE: this listing does not include more than 250 weekly radio commentaries on WLIU, 88.3 FM

2005 Biography: Jackson Pollock, The Biography Channel
2004 “The World’s Most Difficult Jigsaw Puzzle,” BBC Radio 4
2002 Pollock Song, exhibition video, l’America di Pollock, Museo Correr, Venice, Italy
Artscene on Long Island, with Shirley Romaine, Long Island Cablevision
2001 “Great American Artists,”Homes of Our Heritage, Home & Garden Television
“Jackson Pollock’s Jazz,” Studio 360, WNYC Radio (syndicated)
“New York Art World,” NHK Japan [Television] Broadcasting Corp.
“Ray Johnson On-Line,” Connections, Plagiat Film, Denmark
“Des Peintres Pour le Nouveau Monde,” with Annie Cohen-Solal, French National Radio
The Lois Wright Show, LTV Cable Television, East Hampton, NY
2000 “The Hamptons,” with Rosie Millard, BBC Television
The Song Is You, with Bonnie Grice, WPBX-FM Radio, Southampton, NY
1999 Jackson Pollock: Love and Death on Long Island, BBC Television
1998 “The Empire of Signs,” American Visions, with Robert Hughes, BBC Television [UK And USA]
Arts & Minds, Bravo Cable Television
This is Modern Art, Oxford Television [UK Channel 4]
Jackson Pollock, Ovation Cable Television
Hocus Focus, with Herb Aronson, Cablevision, Riverhead, NY
1996 Focus on Women, with Florence Rapoport, WLIW Television
1995 Artscene on Long Island, with Shirley Romaine, Long Island Cablevision
1994 “Larry Rivers,” ART/New York, Manhattan Cable Television
1984 “Come to the Fairs,” A Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers, PSB Television

Teaching experience

1994 ARH 342, Twentieth Century Art, Stony Brook University
1992 ARH 548, Museum Studies, Stony Brook University (team-taught)
1985-86 Senior seminar in Art History, School of Visual Arts, New York

Exhibitions of artwork

2010 “Ray Johnson and a Book About Death,” Hillwood Art Museum, C.W. Post Campus,
Long Island University, Brookville, NY
2006 “Do Not Fold, Bend, Spindle or Mutilate: Computer Punch Card Art,” Washington
Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD
2000 “Husbands and Wives,” Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY
1999 “The Faculty Show ‘99,” University Art Gallery, Stony Brook University
1997 “The Faculty Show ’97,” University Art Gallery, Stony Brook University
1996 “For the Birds,” Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
1994 “The Faculty Show ’94,” University Art Gallery, Stony Brook University
1992-93 “Worship,” Renée Fotouhi Fine Art East, East Hampton, NY
1992 “Women on Paper,” Studio 3, Goodfriend Park, East Hampton, NY
1991 “The Faculty Show ’91,” University Art Gallery, Stony Brook University
1970 “Mid-Pennine Open Sculpture 1970,” Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal / Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington, England
1969 Two-person exhibition, Bondgate Gallery, Alnwick, England
1968 Free Painters and Sculptors, London, Englan
1965 The Fence Show, Brooklyn Museum