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Henry Adams is the Ruth Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University. He earned his B.A. at Harvard University and completed his M.A. and Ph.D. at Yale University, where he received the Frances Blanshead Prize for best doctoral dissertation in art history. Other honors include the Arthur Kinglsey Porter Prize of the College Art Association, the first time the award was given to a museum curator or Americanist, and the Northern Ohio Live Visual Arts Award. Dr. Adams has been singled out by Art News as "one of the foremost experts" in American art, and he is the author of more than 300 scholarly and popular articles and more than fourteen books and book-length catalogs, including Eakins Revealed: The Secret Life of an American Artist (Oxford, 2005), which the painter Andrew Wyeth described as "the most extraordinary biography I have ever read on an artist," and Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock (Bloomsbury, 2009).


Irvin Lippman is Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art who previously was Director of the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale (2003–2012), Executive Director of the Columbus (OH) Museum of Art (1994–2002), and Assistant Director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (1988–1994) in Fort Worth, Texas. At each institution, he has spearheaded and developed innovative programs and critically acclaimed exhibitions, including Tutankhamen and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, Cradle of Christianity: Jewish and Christian Treasures from the Holy Land, and Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge. Lippman received his B.F.A. from the University of Denver and his M.A. in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin.


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