Contributors

Aliza Edelman, Ph.D., writes extensively on gender and social identity in modern and contemporary art.In addition to her research on the Modern Woman and Abstract Expressionism, her scholarship focuses at present on artistic relationships and exchange among North and South American women artists, including her recent contribution to Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-50s (Newark Museum, NJ, 2010).  She has worked in the curatorial department of The Jewish Museum, New York, and has lectured on Contemporary Art at Rutgers University, NJ.

Barbara Anderson Hill was Consultant to the City of Fort Myers Public Art Program, 2006-2010.  She has held key leadership positions at the Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair; John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; Edison-Ford Winter Estates Foundation, Fort Myers, and von Liebig Art Center, Naples, where she was founding executive director and curator.  Hill serves on the Florida Association of Public Art Professionals Board.

Jennifer McGregor is Senior Curator and Director of Arts, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York. Formerly Director of the New York City Percent for Art Program from 1983-1990, in 1990 she founded McGregor Consulting to work nationally on planning and public art commissions. Her curatorial projects engage public dialogue with nature, culture and site, including the 2010 exhibition, Remediate/Re-Vision: Public Artists Engaging the Environment.

John Driscoll , Ph.D., writes on John Kensett, Charles Sheeler, Marsden Hartley, Edwin Dickinson and Don Nice.  He has held academic appointments at the Palmer Museum of Art, Yale, and New York University and has been the curator of, or contributor to, exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, National Academy of Design and the National Gallery of Art.  A member of the Visiting Committee, Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, he is the Owner of Babcock Galleries, New York.

Michele Cohen, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College, Boston. She lectures widely on public art and art conservation, and recently authored the first history of New York City public school art and architecture, Public Art for Public Schools (The Monacelli Press, 2009).

Ron Bishop is the Director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Edison College, Fort Myers, Florida. In addition to organizing many individual and group exhibitions spanning the career of artist Robert Rauschenberg, he has developed exhibitions on, among others, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

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