Bard College: Robert Storr Gives 25,000 Volumes, the Core of His Library, and Papers From His Professional Archive to Center for Curatorial Studies
From Bard College:
The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) today announced that acclaimed curator Robert Storr has donated major selections of his library and archive, an intensely comprehensive research collection that significantly enhances CCS Bard’s campus resources. Consisting of over 25,000 volumes, the library deepens CCS Bard’s holdings to include publications spanning the early, mid, and late 20th century art history, criticism, theory, and literature, including artist monographs, rare periodicals, and out-of-print exhibition catalogs from major international museums and galleries.
Complementing this rich resource, Storr’s personal papers trace his influential career as a critic; as senior curator of painting and sculpture and decade-long tenure as Director of the Projects program at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); as the first American Director of Visual Arts of the Venice Biennale; and as Dean of the Yale School of Art, among other leadership positions at major arts institutions. Reflecting the breadth of Storr’s imprint on the art world, also represented are archives relating to his independent curatorial projects, scholarly writing, and teaching. The gift also includes a small study collection of select artworks that were given to Storr through the years by artists with whom he closely worked, including Louise Bourgeois, Yto Barrada, Luca Buvoli, Chuck Close, Leon Golub, Jenny Holzer, Deborah Kass, Gerhard Richter, and Rachel Whiteread, as well as works he purchased himself by Richard Artschwager, Francesco Clemente, Seydou Keïta, Raymond Pettibon, and Cindy Sherman. Over time, more works by these and other artists will join this initial group.
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