The Laguna Art Museum presents Inside the Museum tonight, Thursday January 22 2015 at 7:00pm.
Inside the Museum is a series of public conversations between Laguna Art Museum executive director Malcolm Warner and other prominent museum professionals.
Warner welcomes Steven Nash, the recently retired JoAnn McGrath Executive Director of the Palm Springs Art Museum, for a lively discussion.
This is a free event with advance registration.
Dr. Steven Nash recently retired as the JoAnn McGrath Executive Director of the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Dr. Nash was a museum professional for over 30 years.
He held positions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. He was also the founding director of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.
The subjects of the many exhibitions Dr. Nash has organized or co-organized include the artists Ben Nicholson, Naum Gabo, Pierre Bonnard, Henry Moore, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Arneson, Alberto Giacometti, Henri Matisse, and Richard Diebenkorn; modern European sculpture; landscape art in California; masterworks from the Musee d’Orsay in Paris; the history of Crown Point Press in San Francisco; and numerous contemporary Californian artists.
Each of these exhibitions featured catalogues that Dr. Nash authored solely or in part.
His work on Pablo Picasso includes three exhibitions and catalogues: Picasso the Printmaker, Picasso the Sculptor, and Picasso and the War Years 1937-1945.
Dr. Nash received his B.A. cum laude at Dartmouth College and his Ph.D. in art history at Stanford University
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