Bruce J. AltshulerClinical Professor of Museum Studies
Director, Program in Museum Studies
Ph.D. 1977 (Philosophy), M.A. 1974, Harvard University; B.A. 1971 (Philosophy), Princeton University.
Phone: (212) 998-8087
Areas of Research/Interest
History of exhibitions, museum studies, modern and contemporary art.
International Association of Art Critics (AICA/USA); American Association of Museums; College Art Association.
Dedalus Foundation Senior Fellowship, 2010
Sir Banister Fletcher Award, 2009
ACLS Study Fellowship, 1980-81
Biennials and Beyond; Exhibitions that Made Art History, 1962-2002 (Phaidon Press, 2013)
"A Canon of Exhibitions," MJ - Manifesta Journal, No. 11, Spring/Summer 2011.
"Threads of Chance and Intention," in Iwona Blazwick, ed., A Manual for the 21st Century Art Institution (London: Whitechapel Gallery, 2009)
Salon to Biennial -- Exhibitions That Made Art History, Volume I: 1863-1959 (Phaidon Press Inc., 2008)
Collecting the New: Museums and Contemporary Art.(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005), editor.
"'Once an Oriental Always an Oriental': The American Display and Reception of Noguchi's Ceramics," in Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics, ex. cat. (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2003).
"Isamu Noguchi Indoors: Home Furnishings and Interior Design," in Isamu Noguchi Sculptural Design. Weil am Rhein: Vitra Design Museum. 2001.
"Instructions for a World of Stickiness: The Early Conceptual Work of Yoko Ono," in Yes. Yoko Ono. New York: Japan Society and Harry N. Abrams. 2000.
The Avant-Garde in Exhibition: New Art in the Twentieth Century. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1994. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1998.
"Art by Instruction and the Pre-History of do it," in do it. New York: Independent Curators Incorporated. 1997.
"'The Modern World is Our Business': The Carnegie International in the Gordon Bailey Washburn Years, 1950-1962," in International Encounters: The Carnegie International and Contemporary Art, 1896-1996. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art. 1996.
"Buckminster Fuller: Three Urban Projects," in Sites & Stations: Provisional Utopias. New York: Lusitania Books. 1996.
Isamu Noguchi. New York: Abbeville Press. 1994.
Isamu Noguchi: Essays and Conversations. Co-editor. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1994.
“The Cage Class," in FluxAttitudes. Ghent: Imschoot Uitgevers. 1991.
Museums and Contemporary Art (MSMS-GA 3335)
Research Seminar (MSMS-GA 3991)
Research in Museum Studies (MSMS-GA 3915)