Steering Committee

Photo credit: Dorothea Tuch

Crimp, Douglas

PhD,  Art History, City University of New York, 1994
Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History and Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies
518 Morey Hall
Box 270456
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627

(585) 273-5622  |  Email

Photo credit: Dorothea Tuch

In residence fall semesters only.

Research Interests
  • Contemporary art
  • criticism and theory
  • dance and dance film
Current Projects
  • Dance/Film, in progress.
  • Before Pictures, in progress.
Selected Publications
  • “Our Kind of Movie”: The Films of Andy Warhol, Cambridge, MIT Press, 2012.
  • Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics, Cambridge, MIT Press, 2002.
  • On the Museum’s Ruins, Cambridge, MIT Press, 1993 (Getty Publication Grant).
  • AIDS Demo Graphics (with Adam Rolston), Seattle, Bay Press, 1990 (nominated for Lambda Book Award).
  • AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism (editor), Cambridge, MIT Press, 1988 (Excellence in publishing Honorable Mention, Association of American Publishers Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division; Special Recognition, Words Project for AIDS).
Exhibition Catalogues
  • Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices, 1970 to the Present (with Lynne Cook), Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and Cambridge, MIT Press, 2010; see interview at
  • Pictures, New York, Artists Space, 1977.
Articles in Journals and Anthologies
  • “You Can Still See Her: The Art of Trisha Brown,” Artforum, January 2011.
  • “Dancers, Artworks, and People in the Galleries,” Artforum, October 2008.
  • “Yvonne Rainer, Muciz Lover,” Grey Room 22, Winter 2006.
  • “Getting the Warhol We Deserve,” Social Text 59, Summer 1999.
  • “Mourning and Militancy,” October, Winter 1989.
  • “Pictures,” October, Spring 1979.
  • Mathias Danbolt, “Front Room—Back Room: An Interview with Douglas Crimp,” Trikster,
  • Tina Takemoto, “The Melancholy of AIDS: Interview with Douglas Crimp,” Art Journal 62, no. 4, Winter 2003; Japanese translation in InterCommunication (Tokyo) 51, Winter 2005.
Graduate Courses Taught
  • AH 513  Architecture, Photography, Modern/Postmodern
  • AH 550  Topics in Contemporary Art & Criticism: Warhol
  • AH 511  Art, Dance, and Film
  • AH 481  Art and the City
  • AH 484  Modern Architecture and Urbanism: L.A. Modern
Undergraduate Courses Taught
  • AH 281  Art and the City
  • AH 284  Modern Architecture and Urbanism: L.A. Modern
  • AH 311  Art, Dance, and Film
  • AH 313  Architecture, Photography, Modern/Postmodern
  • AH 350  Topics in Contemporary Art & Criticism: Warhol
Selected Awards/Grants
  • Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, 2011
  • Sixteenth Annual David R. Kessler honoree, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2007
  • Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship, Program for the Study of Sexuality, Gender, Health, and Human Rights, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 2000
  • Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism, College Art Association, 1988
  • Art Critics Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1984
  • Art Critics Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1973
  • Editor, October, 1986-90; Executive Editor, 1983‑86; Managing Editor, 1977-1983
  • Guest Curator, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2009-2010
  • Guest Curator, Artists Space, New York, 1977
  • Advisory Board, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, City University of New York
  • Advisory Board, Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts
  • Advisory Board, InVisible Culture, University of Rochester