Lecture: John Walsh
Monday, February 11 | 6:30pm
Perloff Hall, Decafe, UCLA Campus
After a distinguished career as curator of painting at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John Walsh became the Director of the Getty Museum from 1983 to 2000. The Museum under Walsh began an intensive campaign to expand the collection, and to strengthen and expand its mission and administration. Getty’s bequest of 1.2 billion dollars established the largest endowment of any private museum in the world, and led to the planning of an ambitious hill top campus for the collection, and affiliated centers for research and conservation. Richard Meier was retained as the architect and throughout design and construction Walsh served as principal client, defining and defending curatorial interests as they were impacted by a strong architectural vision. As a result Walsh is acknowledged as an authoritative voice on the often tense relation between museum architects and their curatorial clients. An expert on Dutch painting he has published extensively including a monograph on Jan Steen, and has taught at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia.
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