Special Lecture

University Museums: Doors That Open Both Ways

James Cuno
President and chief executive officer of the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Hudson Concert Hall in the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center at Willamette University
Admission to the lecture is complimentary

See # 37 on the campus map

James CunoOn the occasion of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art’s twentieth anniversary this fall, and in recognition of its extraordinary success as both Willamette University and Salem’s museum of art, James Cuno will examine the physical and institutional structures that distinguish university museums from all others.

Many university museums are built on the edges of campuses. This is not because they are not central to teaching and research, but because they simultaneously open into the campus and onto the community. This is true, for example, of the museums at Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Oberlin, and UCLA, as it is of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.

Cuno’s lecture is also timed to coincide with the Hallie Ford Museum of Art's annual member appreciation reception, scheduled for the Maribeth Collins Lobby on October 11 from 5-7 pm.

James Cuno ’73 received his BA degree in history from Willamette University, his MA degree in art history from the University of Oregon, and his MA and PhD degrees in fine arts from Harvard University. He served as director of the Grunwald Center of Graphic Arts at UCLA, Dartmouth University’s Hood Museum of Art, and the Harvard University Art Museums; director and professor of the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London; president and director of the Art Institute of Chicago; and most recently, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust. He has lectured and written widely on museums and cultural and public policy and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Courtauld Institute of Art and Willamette University, among others.

More Information

Back to Top