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Bruce Altshuler has been awarded The Dedalus Foundation’s 2010 Senior Fellowship for his book project Salon to Biennial: Exhibitions that Made Art History, Volume 2: 1960 – 2002.

This book, to be published by Phaidon Press, covers twenty-five canonical exhibitions from 1960-2002 and will continue the work of Altshuler’s earlier volume, which was published in 2008. The period covered by Altshuler’s new book saw the rise of the independent curator at what he describes as “a time of increasing institutionalization of advanced art, with critical exhibitions being put together less by artists—as were many of the early shows of modern art and the avant-garde—and more by professional exhibition organizers.”

Bruce Altshuler is the Director of the Program in Museum Studies at New York University.  He received his master’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard University. He has written extensively about numerous aspects of modern art, especially the work of Isamu Noguchi and the history and cultural significance of art exhibitions.

Update: Salon to Biennial: Exhibitions that Made Art History, Volume 2: 1960-2002 was published by Phaidon Press in 2012.