Distinguished Lecture: Holland Cotter

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Distinguished Lecture: Holland Cotter

Online ticketing for this lecture has closed. Remaining tickets are available for purchase at the museum front desk in the AT&T Lobby.


In his New York Times column of March 16, 2016, Holland Cotter encourages museums to engage in risky behavior—truth telling. Such truths about slave trade, war-time looting, or women artists excluded from museum collections have been glossed over or omitted in many museum labels and didactics. He suggests that telling untold truths offers a way forward with visitor engagement.

Holland Cotter is co-chief art critic and senior writer at the New York Times. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2009. He has a BA from Harvard College, an MA from Hunter College, CUNY, and a Masters of Philosophy in art history from Columbia University.

Image by Damon Winter. 

Space is limited. Fee (includes museum admission): McNay members and teens free; nonmembers $20; educators $5. For more information, email education@mcnayart.org

Registration deadline: noon, January 18.