Art Museum Director and Curator to Lecture at Mary Baldwin

February 28, 2001

Mary Baldwin University will host a slide lecture by Terrie Sultan, Monday, March 12 at 8 p.m. in Francis Auditorium, about the issue of identity in contemporary art in the 1990’s. The title of her talk is “Disappointment and Resignations: A Mirror of Modern Emotion.” This event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Sultan is currently the director of the Blaffer Gallery, the art museum at the University of Houston. She was curator of contemporary art at the Cocoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. from 1988-2000. Sultan has organized more than 40 solo and major exhibitions and published many books, catalogues, and articles. Prior to joining the staff at the Corcoran, Sultan was the director of public affairs and public programs at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York from 1986 to 1988 and adjunct curator for contemporary art at the Oakland Museum in California from 1984-1985.

Ms. Sultan is married to painter Christopher French, whose exhibition of recent paintings will be on view in Mary Baldwin’s Hunt Gallery March 12-30. The opening reception for Mr. French will be held in Hunt Gallery, March 12 at 4:30 p.m.

Mary Baldwin University is a multi-faceted liberal arts college in Staunton, Virginia, with three residential programs for women – the traditional program, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership – as well as coeducational, non-residential Adult Degree and master’s programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, and post-graduate teaching licensure (PGTL). The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Mary Baldwin was founded in 1842 and is also the first women’s college to be granted a circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. It is one of only 262 colleges and universities to house a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.