Berger

Writer in New York

Berger

Writer in New York

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Dr. Maurice Berger is Research Professor and Chief Curator at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Berger’s essay series, Race Stories, “a continuing exploration of the relationship of race to photographic portrayals of race,” appears monthly on the Lens blog of the New York Times. Berger has curated more than thirty exhibitions. His critically acclaimed shows have appeared at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, The New Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem, International Center of Photography, Addison Gallery of American Art, Berkeley Art Museum, the National Civil Rights Museum, and other national and international venues. He is the author of twelve books, including Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television (Yale, 2015), For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights (Yale, 2010), Masterworks of The Jewish Museum (Yale, 2004), and White Lies: Race and the Myths of Whiteness (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999). His honors and awards include a 2011 Emmy Award nomination from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York chapter, and curatorial awards from the Association of Art Museum Curators and the International Association of Art Critics.

Photo © Steve Miller/2015

  • Education
    • Hunter College, Graduate Center | City University of New York