Professor Liza Oliver's op-ed in the New York Times

 
Professor Liza Oliver in the Jewett Sculpture Court
Professor Liza Oliver. Photo by Samara Pearlstein
 

This week, Art History Professor Liza Oliver had an op-ed piece published in the New York Times. The article, titled "Why the Met Should Appoint a Female Director," makes a number of good arguments for why the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York would benefit from a female Director now that that position has become available. As Oliver says, the pattern of major art institutions repeatedly tapping men for leadership positions "is representative of larger patterns of perhaps unintentional bias that continue to pervade museum culture."

On Wednesday, March 2 2017, the article was linked on the front page of the Times, making Oliver's take on this issue (and opportunity) visible to a wide public.

Professor Oliver, who specializes in 18th and 19th century Europe and South Asia, was a fellow at the Met in 2014-15.

March 3, 2017


 

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