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Derrick R. Cartwright

Derrick R. Cartwright is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History and the Director of University Galleries at the University of San Diego. He offers a wide range of courses at USD, from surveys of modern North and South American art to seminars on the history and theory of collecting. Previously, he has taught at UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, Columbia University’s Program at Reid Hall (Paris), and Dartmouth College. His museum experience is broad and includes directorial service at the Musée d’Art Americain Giverny, Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, San Diego Museum of Art and Seattle Art Museum. Cartwright served as the President of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership from 2007-2009 and was a Trustee of the Association of Art Museum Directors from 2006-2011. He is a member of the City of San Diego’s Public Art Committee and is a curatorial advisor to the Timken Museum of Art. Recent publications include Robert Henri’s California: Realism, Race, and Region, 1914-1925 (2014) and “Church or Factory: Radical Inclusivity and Vanguard Practice in 1960s New York” (forthcoming).

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