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Douglas Crimp

Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History; Professor of Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Art And Art History

Areas of expertise: Contemporary art, criticism and theory, sexuality and representation, queer theory, Andy Warhol

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Valerie Alhart

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In the News

Douglas Crimp on Jack Goldstein's Place in the
June 25, 2013

Broadway World
Discussion with Douglas Crimp and Jens Hoffmann Set for The Jewish Museum, 5/23
May 13, 2013
Douglas Crimp
April 02, 2012

Andy Warhol's 'lost' movies uncovered
March 07, 2012

Downtown Express
L.M.C.C.’s “Access Restricted” provides insider’s insight Lecture series to make seldom-visited spaces accessible
February 03, 2011

Visual AIDS
MIXED USE, MANHATTAN: Lynne Cooke & Douglas Crimp
January 31, 2011
Manhattan Transfer
June 18, 2010

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Warhol Scholar Douglas Crimp to Complete Memoir of the Art World and Gay Culture in New York City
December 28, 2010

Douglas Crimp began teaching on the faculty of the Visual and Cultural Studies program and the Department of Art and Art History in 1992 and was appointed the Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History in 2003. He received a doctorate in art history at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Between 1977 and 1990 he was an editor of the journal "October." He recently co-curated "Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices 1970s to the Present," an exhibition about the uses and pictures made in New York city beginning with the de-industrialization of the 1970s, for the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. Crimp is well known as a theoretician of postmodernism in the visual arts. His art criticism has been recognized with two Art Critics Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and with the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction on Art Criticism from the College Art Association. In addition to his work as an art critic, he has made significant contributions to cultural studies. His 1987 special issue of October on AIDS, reissued as the book "AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism," is considered the seminal work on AIDS and cultural representation and a founding text of queer theory. Crimp is the author of "On the Museum's Ruins" and "Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics." He is currently writing a book about Andy Warhol's films, scheduled for publication in the spring of 2012, and is writing a memoir of New York in the 1970s.