The Norfolk Society of Arts
NSA Past Speakers
Updated: Apr 5
Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
"The New SFMOMA and the Fisher Collection"
Senior Curator of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Mazow, PhD, Leo G.
Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Curator and Head of the Department of American Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
"Thomas Hart Benton and Edward Hopper: Versions of the West"
Curator, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
"Contemporary Art + Wonder at Mass MoCA"
Knox, Tim, FSA
Director and Marlay Curator, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
"Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion and Sir John Soane: Two Regency Collectors and their Museums"
Culp, Brandy S.
Brandy S. Culp and Associates
"An Eye for Opulence: The Art and Architecture of Colonial to Antebellum Charleston"
Editor-in-Chief of Art in America and Author
"Why Contemporary Art Matters….From Warhol to Wiley"
Bailey, PhD, Collin
Director, The Morgan Library and Museum
"History of the Morgan"
Mulder, PhD, Stephennie
Associate Professor of Islamic Art & Archaeology, University of Texas, Austin
"A Heritage in Peril: Saving the Past in the Cradle of Civilization"
Foster, Carter E.
Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawing, Whitney Museum of American Art
"Edward Hopper: Drawing, Painting, Memory, Imagination"
Hartley, PhD, Cody
Director of Curatorial Affairs, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
"Behind the Black Door: Understanding O'Keeffe's Abstractions"
Chief Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
"The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: A View on the Art of Our Times from The National Mall”
Rishel, PhD, Joseph J.
The Gisela and Dennis Alter Senior Curator of European Paintings, Philadelphia Museum of Art
"Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting"
O'Connor, Anne Marie
Author and Correspondent
"The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece and the Restitution Battle that Shocked the World"
Jones, PhD, Kimberly A.
Curator of Nineteenth-Century French Paintings, National Gallery of Art
Chief Conservator, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
"Technique of Impressionists"
Director, Museum of Arts & Design, New York
"The Present and Future: Art Glass in the 21st Century"
Allen, PhD, Brian T.
Director, Museum Division, New York Historical Society
"Thomas Cole's Course of American Politics in the 1830's"
Cooper, PhD, Harry
Curator of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art
"What Was Cubism?"
Child, PhD, Fred
"Performance Today" In Honor of William Hennessay, Director, Chrysler Museum of Art 1997-2014
"Driving People to Music and to Museums"
Former Editor, Town & Country Magazine
“Spirited Places: Capri, St. Barths, Palm Beach”
Director of Museum Affairs, The Preservation Society of Newport County
“Great Estates Revisited: Renaissance Villas to the Great Estates of Virginia”
Wolbers, PhD, Richard
Conservator/Lecturer, University of Delaware
“Conservation Challenges of Modern Visual Arts: The City as a Canvas”
Braun, PhD, Emily
Curator, The Leonard Lauder Collection Distinguished Professor, Hunter College and Graduate Center, CUNY
“Collecting Cubism: The Leonard Lauder Cubist Trust”
1/29/2014 (Canceled due to weather)
Walker, PhD, Andrew
Director, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth
“The Amon Carter Museum of Art's Guide to Building a World-Class Collection in Fifty Years”
Bolger, PhD, Doreen
Director, The Baltimore Museum of Art
“The Baltimore Museum - Art for the 21st Century”
Director, The Yale University Art Gallery
“Yale Art Gallery's Recent Expansion and Reinstallation”
Award Winning Author
“Under the Tuscan Sun”
Wright, PhD, Karol
Director, Corning Museum
"Telling the World Glass: 60 Years of Collecting, Teaching & Demonstrating at The Corning Museum of Glass"
Chief Curator, Conservation Department, Yale University
"Surprises in Store - Recent Discoveries at Yale University Art Gallery"
President/CEP, OPERA America
"Why Opera Matters"
Zugazagoitia, PhD, Julian
Director, Nelson-Adkins Museum
"From the Fridge to the Oven"
Kornhauser, PhD, Betsy
Senior Curator of American Painting, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mabel Brown Lecture - "A Curator's Perspective on the New American Painting & Sculpture Galleries at the Met"
Director, Andy Warhol Museum
"Andy Warhol: Consumption x Production"
Bacigalupi, PhD, Don
Director, Crystal Bridges Museum
"Crystal Bridges: An American Art Museum for the 21st Century"
Chief Conservator, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
"Conservation Today at the Venerable Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum"
Gordon, PhD, Alden Rand
Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts, Trinity College
"Public vs. Private: The Patronage of Madame de Pompadour in 18th Century France"
Heinrich, PhD, Christoph
Director, Denver Art Museum
"Embrace: 17 Artists Take Over the Libeskind Building"
Senior Vice President, Sotheby's, Department Director Chinese Works of Art, European Ceramics & Chinese Export Porcelain
"Oriental Lowestoft to 'Chinese Export': Trends in Collecting Chinese Export"
Morton, PhD, Mary
Curator and Head of Department of French Paintings, National Gallery, Washington, DC
Mabel Brown Lecture - "Gauguin's Myths"
Kosinski, PhD, Dorothy
Director, Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
"The Phillips Collection: 90 Years of New"
Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Discovering History: The Met and the Ancient World"
McClintock, T. K.
Conservator, Director, T. K. McClintock Studio / Chief Advisor, World Monuments Fund
"The Conservation of Juanqinzhai: The Qianlong Emperor's Lodge in the Forbidden City"
Director, Museum of Modern Art, New York
"MOMA in the 21st Century"
Vice President & Museum Director, New York Historical Society
"In Search of National Landscape: The Art of William T. Richards"
Yount, Sylvia L.
Chief Curator, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Mabel Brown Lecture - "Most Intimately Connected: American Art and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts"
Director, St. Louis Art Museum
"The Saint Louis Art Museum: Past, Present and Future"
Nationally-known NPR Broadcast Journalist and Author
"Why Museums are Necessary"
Poulet, Anna L.
Director, The Frick Collection
"A Gallery of Worthies: Thomas Jefferson and Jean-Antoine Houdon"
Senior Vice President, Sotheby’s, Department Director Chinese Works of Art, European Ceramics & Chinese Export Porcelain
"Fashion Fakes and Finds: Fifty Years of Fluctuation in the Market for English Ceramics"
Michael & Sonja Koerner Director and CEO, Art Gallery of Ontario
"Creating the New Art Gallery of Ontario: Why a Building is Not Just a Building"
Head Conservator of Objects, Brooklyn Museum of Art
"To Live Forever: Highlights of Conservation Treatments"
Price, Mary Sue Sweeny
Director, The Newark Museum of Art
Mabel Brown Lecture - "The New Museum in the 21st Century"
de Montebello, Philippe
Director Emeritus, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"The Hidden Met"
Antiques Dealer, Author, Parsons School of Design Faculty, frequent appraiser on "Antiques Roadshow", "The Foremost Expert on Lalique"
"The Art of Rene Lalique"
Author, Journalist with Bloomberg
"The Girl with the Gallery: The Story of Edith Halpert"
Director General, National Galleries of Scotland
"Tartan Art: Collecting for the National Galleries of Scotland"
Senior Furniture Conservator, Smithsonian Institution
"How to Read a Piece of Antique Furniture"
Author, Art Critic
"Antoine's Alphabet: Watteau & His World"
Pulitzer, Emily Rauh
Founder & Chair, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis
"The Pulitzer Foundation for Arts: A Unique Institution"
Director, The Cleveland Museum of Art
Mabel Brown Lecture - "The Cleveland Museum of Art: Past, Present and Future"
Artist / Sculptor
"Norman Rockwell Paints a Post Cover"
Author/Founder, Sotheby's Fashion Report
Bacigalupi, PhD, Don
President, Director/CEO, Toledo Museum of Fine Art
"The Glass Pavilion & Art-Glass Collection"
Hiebert, PhD, Fredrik
Archeologist, National Geographic Fellow
"Afghanistan, Rediscovered Treasurers"
Art Critic for The New Republic and Lecturer
"New Art City: Manhattan at Mid-Century"
Cannadine, David FBA, LittD
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of History - Institute of Historical Research, University of London
"Andrew W. Mellon: Collector & Benefactor"
"The Secret Lives of Frames"
Curry, David Park
Senior Curator of American and Decorative Arts - Baltimore
Mabel Brown Lecture - "William Merritt Chase"
Photographer, Sculptor, Painter
Author, Restaurant Critic
"The Art of Food" in conjunction with exhibit "Feast"
Wallace, PhD, William
Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History, Chair, Department of Art History & Archaeology, Washington University
"Hammer of God: A Life of Michelangelo"
Christie's Silver Department
"All that Glitters is Not Old: Detecting Forgeries in Antique Silver"
Nash, PhD, Steven
Director, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
"The Making of a Masterpiece: The Nasher Collection of Modern Sculpture"
Department Chair, Conservation, Getty Museum of Art
"Opening a Villa: Renovation of the Getty Villa & Restoration of Getty Antiquities"
John Moore Cabot Curator of Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Director, American Art Museum, Smithsonian
Mabel Brown Lecture - "American Art in the 21st Century"
Shapiro, PhD, Michael
Director, High Museum
"From Richard Meier to Renzo Piano: Expanding the High Museum"
“Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black and White Ball"
Director, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Mass.
"Isabella Stewart Gardner: An Eye for Collecting"
Norris, Debbie Hess
Chair, Department of Art Conservation, University of Delaware
"Don't Leave Grandma in the Attic"
Barratt, Carrie Rebora
Senior Curator of American Art and Sculpture, Metropolitan Museum Manager, The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art
"Gilbert Stuart at Home and Abroad"
Director and President, The Art Institute of Chicago
"Likeness and Life Likeness: On Manet's Paintings and Figures"
Editor, The New Criterion
Mabel Brown Lecture
Director, Dia Art Foundation
"Thirty Years of Artists' Projects: Introduction to the Dia Art Foundation"
“Thomas Jefferson & His Art”
Phillips, PhD, Sandra
Senior Curator, Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
“Diane Arbus – Photographer”
President, Adelson Galleries, New York, NY
Director and Chief Curator of Contemporary Art, MOCA North Miami
Wayne, PhD, Ken
Curator of Modern Art, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo
Vikan, Dr. Gary
Walters Art Museum
Penny, PhD, Nicholas Beaver
Senior Curator, Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
“Misinterpreting the Renaissance: Reflections on 16th Century Renaissance Paintings”
President, Preservation Society of Newport County, RI
“Historic Houses of Newport County”
Director, Phillips Collection
“The Phillips Collection”
Conservator, Getty Museum
“A Painting by Titan Revealed”
Curator of Textiles, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, Colonial Williamsburg
“Foundation Clothing in the 18th Century”
Shackelford, George T. M.
Chairman, Art of Europe, Museum of Fine Art, Boston
“Gaugin in Tahiti”
Director, Denver Art Museum
“The Denver Art Museum's Expansion and Treasures”
“Frida Kahlo - Her Art and Life”
Madden, Chris Casson
Author & Host of HGTV's Interiors by Design
“A Designer's Journey: From Oprah's Grounding Room to a Vermont Getaway”
Potts, Dr. Timothy
Director, Kimbell Art Museum
“The Treasures of the Kimbell”
Schroder, Dr. Timothy
Curatorial Consultant for the Victoria and Albert Museum
“The Art Market Between the Wars”
Stoner, Dr. Joyce Hill
Paintings Conservator, Winterthur Museum
“The Conservator's Challenge: From Peale to Pollock to the Wyeth’s”
Tre, Howard Ben
“Taking the Personal Vision from the Privacy of the Studio into the Public Space”
Marzio, Dr. Peter
Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
“The Art Museum: For Profit? Non-Profit?”
Provost, Dr. Paul R.
Sr. VP & International Business Director, Christie's
“Painting America: National Identity & National Spirit in American Art”
Art Historian and Scholar
“Goya's Images of Women”
Director and CEO, Henry Francis Dupont Winterthur Museum
“The Treasures of Winterthur”
Director, Commission for Art Recovery, World Jewish Congress
“Nazi Art Theft: The Challenges of Recovery”
Associate Curator and Administrator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
“More Than Photographs: The Art of Roger Fenton”
Curator of American and British Paintings, National Gallery of Art
“Art for the Nation: Collecting American Paintings at The National Gallery of Art, 1991-2001”
Sachs II, Samuel
Director, The Frick Collection
“Fakes, Forgeries, and Other Deceptions”
Warner, Dr. Malcolm
Senior Curator of Paintings, Yale Center for British Paintings
“The Lady of Shalott by William Holman Hunt”
“Elizabeth Murray: Paintings and Drawings”
Tinterow, Dr. Gary
Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art
“Reinstallation of The Nineteenth Century Collection or Gericault”
Whitehouse, Dr. David
Director of The Corning Museum of Glass
“Reinstallation of The Corning Glass Collection”
“Kids of Survival”