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(Mahwah) – Robert Storr, an artist and critic, and a senior curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), will speak at Ramapo College of New Jersey Wednesday, April 24 at 1:15 p.m. in the Adler Theater. “International Art Issues” is his topic.

Storr is a frequent lecturer in this country and abroad, and has taught painting, drawing, art history and criticism at numerous colleges and art schools, such as Rhode Island School of Design, Tyler Art School and the New York Studio School. He is a professor at The CUNY Graduate Center and at Harvard University, and has also taught at The Institute of Fine Arts (NYU) and The Bard Center for Curatorial Studies. He received his BA degree from Swarthmore College in 1972 and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1978.

Storr recently curated Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting at the Modern and wrote its accompanying catalog. From 1991 to 2000, he was the coordinator of Projects, a series of exhibitions devoted to the work of contemporary artists. Previous exhibitions at MoMA include More Pieces for the Puzzle: Recent Additions to the Collection (1998); Tony Smith: Architect, Painter, Sculptor (1998); Chuck Close (1998); On the Edge: Contemporary Art from the Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Collection (1997-98); Projects: Franz West (1997); and Willem de Kooning: The Late Paintings, The 1980s (1997).

In addition to catalogs and brochures published in conjunction with exhibitions listed above, Mr. Storr is the author of Philip Guston (Abbeville, 1986), Chuck Close (Rizzoli, 1987), and Intimate Geometries: The Work and Life of Louise Bourgeois (Timken/Rizzoli – forthcoming).

A contributing editor at Art in America since 1981, Storr’s articles on Sigmar Polke, Elizabeth Murray, Francesco Clemente, Brice Marden, Leon Golub, Yvonne Rainer (among others) and on the problems of public art, criticism, and the global art community have appeared there since 1982. He is also contributing editor for Grand Street. He writes frequently for Art Press (Paris) and his criticism appears regularly in Artforum, The Village Voice, The New York Times, Parkett, Arts Magazine, Art & Design, Tate/The Art Magazine, Interview, Galleries Magazine, and other publications. He was a member of the Editorial Board of the College Art Association’s Art Journal from 1985 to 1995; he co-edited two issues of the magazine devoted to censorship in the arts.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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