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Douglas Dreishpoon, PhD

Chief Curator Emeritus

Headshot of Douglas Dreishpoon
Doug Dreishpoon in front of Willem de Kooning's Gotham News, 1955

Dr. Douglas Dreishpoon, Chief Curator Emeritus at the Albright-Knox, is currently Director of the Catalogue Raisonné project at the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in New York City. His 26 years of experience in museums include such roles as Curator of Collections at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1995–1998) and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Tampa Museum of Art in Florida (1991–1995).

His essays, interviews, and reviews have been published in numerous catalogues, magazines, and journals, including Art in America, Art Journal, ARTnews, and Sculpture. Recent publications include The Long Curve: 150 Years of Visionary Collecting at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Skira, 2011); Guillermo Kuitca: Everything, Paintings and Works on Paper, 1980–2008 (Scala, 2009); ROBERT MANGOLD: Beyond the Line | Paintings and Project 2000–2008 (Abrams, 2009); Ken Price: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works on Paper, 1962–2010 (The Drawing Center, 2013); Giving Up One’s Mark: Helen Frankenthaler in the 1960s and 1970s (2014); Imperfections by Chance: Paul Feeley Retrospective, 1954–1965 (2015); and Nothing and Everything: Seven Artists, 1947–1962 (Hauser & Wirth, 2017).

A former board member of the American Section of the International Association of Art Critics, Dreishpoon holds a Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College, a master’s degree from Tufts University, and a PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Chief Curator Emeritus works with artist Guillermo Kuitca

Chief Curator Emeritus works with artist Guillermo Kuitca on the installation of Guillermo Kuitca: Everything, Paintings And Works On Paper, 1980–2008. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

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