Distinguished Lecturers Of The Lillian And Morrie Moss Endowment For The Visual Arts And James F. Ruffin Lecture Series

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All lecturers appeared courtesy of the Moss Endowment for the Visual Arts, except those noted as Ruffin Lecturers.

1985-86

Robert Hughes - Art Critic, TIME Magazine

Robert Stern -  Director of Columbia University’s Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture

John B. Jackson - Former Harvard and University of California, Berkeley professor, founder of Studies in History of the American landscape

Patricia Hills - Professor of Art History, Boston University, adjunct Curator of Whitney Museum of American Art

Jessie Poesch - Professor of American Art, Tulane University

1986-87

Peter Draper - Lecturer in the History of Art at Birbeck College, London

William L. MacDonald - Architectural Historian

John Wilmerding -  Deputy Director, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.

Thomas Garnet Henry James - Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities, British Museum

Cornelius Vermeule, III - Curator of Classical Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1987-88

Fabrizio Mancinelli - Director of Restoration for the Sistine Chapel, The Vatican

Vincent Scully - Professor of Art History, Yale University

E. J. Johnson  - Professor of Art History, Williams College

1988-89

Franklin Kelly  - Curator, American Art, National Gallery of Art

William H. Gerdts - Director, Graduate Program in Art History, City University of New York

Grace Glueck - Art News Editor, The New York Times

1989-90

Sherman E. Lee - Director Emeritus, the Cleveland Museum of Art, adjunct Professor of Art, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Ralph Lieberman - Visiting Lecturer, Williams College

Thomas Armstrong, III - Whitney Museum of Art

Senator Claiborne Pell - U. S. Senator, Rhode Island, principal sponsor of the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities

1990-91

Gerald Norland - Former Director, Washington Gallery of Art, San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Milwaukee Art Museum

Leo Steinberg - Benjamin Franklin Professor of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania

E. J. Johnson - Professor of Art History, Williams College

1991-92

Irving Lavin - Professor of Art History, The Institute for Advanced Study

Walter Denny - Professor of Art History, University of Massachusetts

Michael Fried  - Professor of Humanities and the History of Art, The Johns Hopkins University

1992-93

Linda Nochlin - Robert Lehman Professor of Art History, Yale University

Wanda Corn - The Anthony Meier Family Professor of Art History, Stanford University

Keith Christiansen - Jayne Wrightsman Curator, European Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1993-94

Donald Kuspit - Professor of Art History and Philosophy, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Richard Wattenmaker - Director, Archives of American Art, The Smithsonian Institution

Robert Storr - Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art

1994-95

Anne Wagner - Chair, Department of Art, University of California, Berkeley

Faith Ringgold - Artist, author, Professor of Art, University of California, San Diego

1995-96

Peter Saul - Painter and professor, University of Texas

Kathleen Brandt - Professor of Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; Consultant for Renaissance Art, The Vatican Museums

1996-97

Janine Antoni - Conceptual artist

Mel Chin - Sculptor, conceptual and installation artist

1997-98

Ann Gibson - Professor of Art, State University of New York, Stony Brook

Fred Wilson - Installation Artist

1998-99

Malcolm Warner  - Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Yale Center for British Art

Paul Crossley  - Professor of Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Joan Crossley - Professor of Art History, University of Leicester

Marvin Trachtenberg - Professor of Art and Architectural History, New York University Institute of Fine Art

1999-2000

Paul Goldberger - Architecture Critic, The New Yorker

James Elkins - Artist, Art Critic, Art Historian, Art Institute of Chicago

2000-2001

Harold Cohen - Artist, Senior Research Professor, University of California at San Diego

Caroline Jones - Art Historian, Boston University

Gary Radke – Professor of Art History, Syracuse University

2001-2002

Bruce Boucher - Professor of the History of Art, University College, University of London

2002-2003

Nikki Lee – Photograher, New York City

Patricia Leighton and Mark Antliff – Professors of Art History, Duke University

John R. Clarke (Ruffin Lecturer) – Annie Laurie Howard Regents Professor of Art History at the University of Texas, Austin     

2003-2004

Romanino Symposium (with Memphis Brooks Museum of Art)
Participants:  

  • Victor Coonin, Art Historian, Rhodes College
  • Scott Montgomery, Art Historian, University of Denver
  • Gary Radke, Art Historian, Syracuse University
  • Cynthia Stollhans, Art Historian, St. Louis University
  • Gina Strumwasser, Art Historian, California Sate University, Fresno
  • Alessandro Nova,  Art Historian, Goethe Institute, Frankfurt

Elizabeth McGowan (Ruffin Lecturer) – Associate Professor of Art, Williams College

2004-2005

Harell Fletcher/Learning to Love You More – Artists Collaborative, New York City

Andrew Wallace-Hadrill (Ruffin Lecturer) – Director of the British School at Rome and Professor of Classics, Reading University

2005-2006

Wendy Edwards and Jerry Mishack -  Painter and Art Professor, Brown University and Sculptor and Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design

Dennis Congdon – Painter, Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design

Eve D’Ambra (Ruffin Lecturer) – Chair, Art Department, Vassar College

2006-2007

Bruce Cole – Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Henry Luttikhuizen – Professor of Art History, Calvin College

Eleanor Winsor Leach (Ruffin Lecturer) – Ruth N. Hall Professor of Classical Studies, Indiana University at Bloomington

2007-2008

Laura Splan – Mixed Media Artist, New York City

James Yood – Art Critic/Historian, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2008-2009

Michael Lobel - Director, MA Program in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theory, Purchase College, State University of New York

Michael Padgett (Ruffin Lecturer) - Curator of ancient Art at the Art Museum of Princeton University

2009-2010

Randall Griffin - Professor of Art History, Southern Methodist University

John Bisbee - Sculptor, Lecturer in Art, Bowdoin College

Joe Becherer - Director and Curator of Sculpture, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

Estelle Lingo (Ruffin Lecturer) - Associate Professor of 17th and 18th Century European Art, University of Washington, Seattle

Stuart Lingo - Associate Professor of Italian Art of the 14th - 16th Centuries, University of Washington, Seattle

2010-2011

Elliott Hundley - Artist, Los Angeles

Muffie Meyer and Ronald Blumer - Dcoumentary Film Makers

2011 - 2012

Ena Heller - Director of MOBIA (Museum of Biblical Art)

Bettina Bergmann (Ruffin Lecturer)  - Professor of Art History, Mt. Holyoke College

Eric Okdeh  - Muralist and
Noni Clemens -  Administrative Manager, Philadelphia Mural Arts, Art Education Department 

2012 - 2013

Steven Schlozman, MD - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and
Lecturer in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Melody Barnett Deusner - Assistant Professor of Art History, Indiana University at Bloomington

Donna Nelson - Artist, New York

Steve Tuck (Ruffin Lecturer) - Assistant Professor of Classics, Miami University of Ohio

2013 - 2014

Kelley DiDio - Associate Professor of Art History, University of Vermont

Anthony Tuck (Ruffin Lecturer) - Associate Professor of Classics, University of Massachuesetts, Amherst

Noriko Ambe - Artist, New York

2014 - 2015

Victor Coonin - Associate Professor of Art History, Rhodes College

Catherine Morris - Sackler Family Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York