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Historian, curator

Art History Humanities and Sciences BFA Visual & Critical Studies


BA, University of Illinois, Chicago; MFA, Claremont McKenna College; MA, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Curatorial work includes

"Sacred Geometry and Secular Science," Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago; "Art After Einstein," New York Academy of Sciences; “Dreams 1900-2000: Science, Art, and the Unconscious Mind,” Equitable Gallery, New York and Museum der Stadt, Vienna; "Madness in America: Cultural and Medical Perceptions of Mental Illness Before 1914," University of Pennsylvania; "The Sigmund Freud Antiquities: Fragments from a Buried Past," Freud Museum, London

Books include

Exploring the Invisible: Art, Science, and the Spiritual; Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History; Cubist Criticism. Co-author: From Neurology to Psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud’s Neurological Drawings and Diagrams of the Mind. Editor: Dreams 1900-2000: Art, Science, and the Unconscious Mind

Awards include

Gradiva Prize, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis; George Steiner's Book of the Year, Times Literary Supplement