Daniel A. Siedell

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Daniel A. Siedell is Director of Whale & Star. Previously he was Professor of modern and contemporary art history, theory, and criticism at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Director of Special Projects at Whale & Star, Miami, Florida. He was Chief Curator at the Sheldon Museum of Art (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) for eleven years, where he organized numerous exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. He has a B.A. in art history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.A. from SUNY-Stony Brook, and a Ph.D. from The University of Iowa. His dissertation addressed the history, criticism, and theory of Abstract Expressionism. Siedell was recently appointed a Fellow at the Center for the Theology of Cultural Engagement, Portland, Oregon. Among Siedell's many publications on Abstract Expressionism is Weldon Kees and the Arts at Mid-Century (University of Nebraska Press, 2004). His essay "In Search of the Historical Abstract Expressionism" has just been published by the Journal of Aesthetic Education.

Lecture 1: The Tragedy of Abstract Expressionism

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