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Mary Lyon Dinner (Washington D.C.)
April 24, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
We hope you will join your friends and other alumnae Wednesday, April 24th at the Kenwood Country Club as we celebrate THE most uncommon woman of all, Mary Lyon! Our speaker will be John Stomberg, Florence Finch Abbott Director of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.
John Stomberg has nearly two decades of experience in the teaching museum field before being appointed Florence Finch Abbott Director of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and Lecturer in Art in 2011. He teaches courses in the History of Photography, Modern and Contemporary Art, and American Art. His publications include monographic studies of photographers Margaret Bourke-White, Jules Aarons, Verner Reed, and Ulrich Mack; painters John Walker and Jon Imber; and thematic studies such as Looking East: Brice Marden, Michael Mazur, Pat Steir. His curatorial work has included installations by Zhan Wang and Fiona Tan; one person exhibitions for Liu Zheng, Edward Steichen, Hendrik Werkman and Dorothea Tanning; and group shows Beyond the Familiar: Photography and the Construction of Community and Photography at the Frontier of Physics and Art. In 2007 Stomberg was co-curator and contributing author for Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain. Stomberg earned both his MA and Ph.D in Art History from Boston University and a BA in Art History from Georgetown University. His current areas of research focus on artistic collaboration and the role that teaching museums can have in fostering innovation and leadership through the study of art.