John Elderfield and Peter Galassi
In the Studio: A Conversation

This discussion accompanies a two-exhibition project at Gagosian Gallery, entitled In the Studio, which is devoted to images of artists' studios. On view at 522 West 21st Street: paintings by approximately 35 artists from the 16th through 20th centuries, curated by John Elderfield. On view at 980 Madison Avenue: photographs by some 50 artists through the history of the medium, curated by Peter Galassi. Both exhibitions: February 17 through April 18, 2015.

John Elderfield is Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, where he directed numerous celebrated exhibitions including Kurt Schwitters; Henri Matisse: A Retrospective; De Kooning: A Retrospective; and the more specialized Manet and the Execution of Maximilian, and Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917.

Peter Galassi retired from The Museum of Modern Art in 2011 after thirty years at the Museum, including twenty as Chief Curator of Photography. He has devoted exhibitions and publications to the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson; Roy DeCarava; Philip-Lorca diCorcia; Walker Evans; Lee Friedlander; Andreas Gursky; Alexander Rodchenko; Cindy Sherman and Jeff Wall, among others.



Lectures begin at 6:30, lectures are free and open to the public. Seating may be limited.