This Visiting Artist Lecture sponsored by the Davis family, the UO Department of Art and UO Department of Art History.
George Baker is associate professor of art history at UCLA, where he has taught modern and contemporary art and theory since 2003. A New York and Paris-based critic for Artforum magazine throughout the 1990s, he also works as an editor of the journal October and its publishing imprint October Books. Baker received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, and is a graduate of the art history program at Yale University and the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art. He has received, among others, an Andrew Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, CASVA and Whiting Foundation fellowships, and a postdoctoral fellowship from the Getty Research Institute. Baker is the author of many books and essays on historic and contemporary arts.