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2007 Venice Biennale Director Robert Storr to Deliver Fifth Annual Lambert Lecture

2007 Venice Biennale Director Robert Storr to Deliver Fifth Annual Lambert Lecture

Tue, Mar 25, 2008

“Storr's is one of the sharpest minds in American art museums.”—The New York Review of Books

This year’s Lambert Family Lecture at the Wexner Center will feature preeminent scholar Robert Storr, currently the dean of the Yale University School of Art. At this talk, Storr will offer insight into his far-raging and influential career, which includes being the first American to serve as director of a Venice Biennale (in 2007). The talk is free and open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, April 8 in the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Theater. Storr will also take part in a booksigning at the Wexner Center Store at 6 pm.

Notes Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin: “We’re delighted to bring Rob to The Wexner Center for this year’s Lambert Family Lecture.  Rob is a truly rare creature:  at once a distinguished and gifted scholar, curator, and critic, as well as a practicing artist.  His breadth and depth of vision is extraordinary, and he is among the most compelling lecturers I know.  Rob is also a longtime personal friend and colleague, and it is a pleasure to “share” him with Columbus audiences.”

Widely considered one of the art world’s most significant figures (in 2006 New York Magazine selected him as one of “the influentials,” alongside such luminaries as Cindy Sherman and Phillipe de Montebello), Storr is also an accomplished painter, art historian, critic, curator, and educator, Storr was curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1990 to 2002. He has also penned dozens of monographs and catalogues, including major texts on Alex Katz, Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, and Louise Bourgeois. As a critic and scholar, Storr has also written for Art in America, Artforum, The New York Times, Village Voice, and contributes a regular column called “View from the Bridge” to Frieze.

Calendar Information for the Fifth Annual Lambert Family Lecture: Robert Storr, director of the 2007 Venice Biennale, will give a free talk Tuesday, April 8 at 7 pm in the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Theater. More information: or by calling (614) 292-3535.

This program is made possible by generous support from the Lambert Family Lecture Series Endowment, which was established at the Wexner Center for the Arts through the generosity of Bill and Sheila Lambert. The endowment is intended to provide opportunities for experts to engage with diverse audiences about global issues in art and contemporary culture, and supports an annual lecture in the contemporary arts by a distinguished speaker. Past Lambert Family Lectures have featured prominent art historians T.J. Clark, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, art critic Arthur Danto, and Greil Marcus.

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