6 p.m. March 14, 2014


On March 14 at 6 p.m. in the Stern Auditorium, NOMA will present a discussion with esteemed art and culture thought leaders Calvin Tomkins, Dodie Kazanjian, and Adam D. Weinberg. Entrance is included with regular museum admission; free for NOMA members.

  • 5-8 p.m.: Art on the Spot: free art activities
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Music by Wayne Daigrepont
  • 6 p.m.: Donna Perret Rosen Lecture: Calvin Tomkins, Dodie Kazanjian, Adam D. Weinberg, 6 p.m.

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About Calvin Tomkins

Calvin Tomkins has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1960. His many profile subjects include Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham, Buckminster Fuller, Philip Johnson, Julia Child, Georgia O’Keeffe, Leo Castelli, Frank Stella, Carmel Snow, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Frank Gehry, Cindy Sherman, Damien Hirst, Richard Serra, Matthew Barney, and Jasper Johns. Tomkins wrote the Art World column from 1980 to 1988. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Bride and the Bachelors, Duchamp: A Biography, and Living Well is the Best Revenge.

About Dodie Kazanjian

Dodie Kazanjian is the Founding Director of the Arnold & Marie Schwartz Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera, and has been covering the art world for Vogue magazine since 1989. Previously, she was a feature writer for the Washington Post and the Washington Star, and also served as deputy press secretary to then First Lady Nancy Reagan. Following her time in the White House, she was appointed communications director for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), as well as editor-in-chief of the NEA’s magazine, ArtsReview.
Kazanjian is married to Tomkins, with whom she co-wrote a biography of the artist and longtime Condé Nast Publications editorial director Alexander Liberman.

About Adam D. Weinberg

Adam D. Weinberg has been the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art since October 2003. During his tenure the Whitney has presented major exhibitions on a range of artists including Arshile Gorky, Ed Ruscha, Gordon Matta-Clark, Paul Thek, Charles Burchfield, Kiki Smith, William Eggleston, Georgia O’Keeffe, Sherrie Levine, Yayoi Kusama, and Glenn Ligon; award winning educational programs; and dramatic growth in the permanent collection. In 2010, the Whitney launched a capital campaign for the construction of a new 220,000-square-foot Renzo Piano-designed building in the Meatpacking District. Scheduled to open in 2015, the new Museum will offer greatly increased gallery space for the permanent collection and special exhibitions, a theater and black box, dedicated space for educational programs, and a conservation and works on paper study center.

Weinberg has curated dozens of exhibitions on artists ranging from Edward Hopper, Isamu Noguchi, and Richard Pousette-Dart to Sol Lewitt, Robert Mangold, Alex Katz, and Terry Winters. For the Whitney he curated the groundbreaking series Views from Abroad: European Perspectives on American Art with the Stedlijk Museum, the Museum für Moderne Kunst, and the Tate Gallery. He has also curated major public projects with artists ranging from Mark Dion, Jessica Stockholder, and Andrea Zittel to Christian Boltanski, Annette Messager, Yoko Ono, and Nam June Paik. He is the author of numerous catalogs and essays on contemporary and modern art.

About the Donna Perret Rosen Lecture

The annual Donna Perret Rosen Lecture is made possible by Benjamin Rosen, in honor of his wife, Donna, a NOMA trustee. This program is meant to invite art and culture enthusiasts to NOMA to engage in lively discussion on a variety of timely topics.