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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

Press contact:
Valerie Alhart

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„Ich bin ein Überlebender“
September 05, 2014

Broadway World
August 23, 2014

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

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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. Known for his work as an art critic, theorist, curator, and activist, Crimp has produced seminal work on the role of museums, postmodernism, modern dance, Andy Warhol, and the New York underground art scene of the 1960s. A persistent voice during the AIDS crisis, Crimp combined activism and scholarship to shed light on gay politics in the 1980s. His work was instrumental in the development of the field of queer studies. He is the author of "On the Museum's Ruins," "Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics," and "Our Kind of Movie: The Films of Andy Warhol." His upcoming memoir, “Before Pictures,” explores the events in his life in New York before the famed Pictures art show at Artists Space in 1977, which launched his international reputation as a curator and art theorist.