Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor
Anna Indych-López is Professor of Art History at The Graduate Center and The City College at CUNY where she teaches courses on modern and contemporary art among Latin American, U.S., transatlantic, Afro-diasporic, and Latinx networks. She is the author of Judith F. Baca (2018) and Muralism without Walls: Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros in the United States, 1927–1940 (2009) and co-author of Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art (2011). A frequent contributor to exhibition catalogues, such as the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art (2020) and The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism: 1910-1950 (2016), she is the recipient of a Stuart Z. Katz Professorship of the Humanities and an Alcaly-Bodian CUNY Distinguished Scholar Fellowship at the Advanced Research Collaborate at The Graduate Center. She is an alumna of The Institute of Fine Arts and worked with Kirk Varnedoe and Pepe Karmel on the Jackson Pollock retrospective (1998-99) at The Museum of Modern Art.
The Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professorship brings a distinguished scholar to the Institute each year to teach a course and give a series of public lectures in the area of modern and contemporary art. The Professorship was endowed in 2006 by the late Professor Varnedoe's friends and colleagues to honor and perpetuate his legacy of innovative teaching and remarkable public presence. Past holders of this position include Chika Okeke-Agulu (2020), Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer (2019) Lowery Stokes Sims (2018) Jacqueline Lichtenstein (2016) S. Hollis Clayson (2015) Briony Fer (2014), Thierry de Duve (2013), Okwui Enwezor (2012) Wu Hung (2011), David Joselit (2010), Alexander Potts (2009), Molly Nesbit (2008), and Jeffrey Weiss (2007).
Watch the public lectures of previous Kirk Varnedoe visiting professors.