Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Art
203 Williams Center

Degrees

  • MA Williams College
  • Ph.D., Princeton University

Research interests: modern and contemporary art; 19th-century art and the history of architecture;

Awards: Recipient of Sears-Roebuck Award for teaching and scholarship the Jones Lecture Award, the Jones Award, the Daniel L. Golden Faculty Service Award, the Marquis Distinguished Teaching Award for distinctive and extraordinary teaching and the Mary Louise Van Artsdalen Prize for outstanding scholarly achievement

Books and Extended Catalogs:

Ronald Bladen: Sculpture, Artists Book Foundation, 2018

Franz Kline: Coal and Steel, Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, 2012/13 and Sidney Mishkin Art Gallery, CUNY, New York, 2013.

Theodoros Stamos: A Communion with Nature, Hollis Taggart Art Galleries, New York, 2010.

Arshile Gorky: Works, Writings, Editiones Poligrafa, Barcelona, 2010.

Robert Rauschenberg: Breaking Boundaries, Yale University Press, London, 2004.

Masterworks: Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Ellsworth Kelly, and Frank Stella in the Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection, Hudson Hills Press, New York, 1995.

Grace Hartigan: A Painter’s World, Hudson Hills Press, New York, 1990.

Robert Motherwell: The Formative Years, UMI Research Press, Ann Arbor, 1987.

Selected recent exhibition catalogs and articles:

Carol Brown Goldberg: Entanglement (exhibition catalogue), American University, Washington, D.C. 2018.

Thomas Chimes: Alchemy Machine (exhibition catalogue), Locks Gallery, Philadelphia 2018.

Expanding Space: Ronald Bladen, Al Held, Yvonne Rainer, and George Sugarman (exhibition catalogue), Loretta Howard Gallery 2017.

“Frank Stella: Vortices, Turbulence and Chaos Theory,” SciArt in America. February 2018.

Alert!: The Recent Art of Hasan Elahi (exhibition catalogue), C. Grimaldis Gallery,Baltimore 2016

Robert Rauschenberg: Making Tracks (exhibition catalogue), Jim Kempner Fine Arts, New York 2015.

“Emil Lukas: The Ringing of Distant Events” (exhibition catalog) Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, 2015.

“Brandon Ballengée: Art, Science, Activism,” (book chapter) From Scales to Feathers: The Avian Works of Brandon Ballengée, Shropshire Museum and Art Gallery, 2015.

Heroines: Audrey Flack’s Transcendent Drawings and Prints (exhibition catalog), Lafayette College Art Galleries and Hyde Museum, 2015.

Audrey Flack: The Abstract Expressionist Years (exhibition catalog) Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, 2015.

William Baziotes:The Surrealist Watercolors” (exhibition catalog), Allentown Art Museum, 2015.

Why Nature?: Hofmann, Mitchell, Pousette-Dart and Stamos (exhibition catalog), Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, 2014.

“Grace Hartigan: A Survey 1966-2007” (exhibition catalog) Strathmore Art Foundation, 2014.

“Robert Motherwell’s Early Collages” (exhibition review) Journal of the College Art Association, 2014.

In Arcadia: The Paintings of Bill Scott, Hollis Taggart Galleries, 2013.

“Robert Rauschenberg: Sleep for Yvonne Rainer, The Rauschenberg Research Project, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and J.P. Getty Foundation, 2013.

“Robert Rauschenberg: Pyramid Series,” The Rauschenberg Research Project, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and J.P. Getty Foundation, 2013.

Richard Anuszkiewicz: New Work 2003-2013, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, 2013.

Black Mountain College and Its Legacy, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, 2011.

Terry Winters: A New Description of Nature, Lafayette College Art Galleries, 2011.

Helen Frankenthaler: Paper Is Painting, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, 2010.

“Robert Motherwell’s Opens in Context,” for exhibition catalog Motherwell: The Opens, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, 2009.

Stephen Antonakos: The Power of Light, Allentown Art Museum, 2008.

“Robert Rauschenberg” in Robert Rauschenberg Critica e Obra de 1949 a 1974, Publico Serrivales, Lisbon, Portugal, 2008.

Robert Rauschenberg’s Environmental Activism in Last Turn, Your Turn: Robert Rauschenberg and the Environmental Crisis, Jacobson Howard Gallery, New York, 2008.

After Image: Op Art of the 1960s, Jacobson Howard Gallery, New york, 2007.