Friends Annual Mary Pitcairn Keating Lecture | Art Museums on the Verge: Christopher Knight

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Friends Annual Mary Pitcairn Keating Lecture | Art Museums on the Verge: Christopher Knight

Thursday, September 29, 2022 @ 5:30 pm

Location

Friend Center, Room 101

Christopher Knight, art critic for the Los Angeles Times, will deliver this year’s annual Mary Pitcairn Keating Lecture. Museums have always been under stress, Knight argues—but never more than they are today. Knight offers a bird’s-eye view of where museums are now, why, and where they might be headed. Introduced by Museum Director James Steward. Reception to follow. 

The 2020 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, Knight was also a finalist for the award in 1991, 2001, and 2007. Prior to joining the Times in 1989, he served as assistant director for public information at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1979–80) and as curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (1976–79).  

LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. Additional support for this program has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation.  

Headshot of a light skinned man wearing glasses.
Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Times