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Lucinda Heyel Gedeon

Lucinda Heyel Gedeon, museum director. Recipient Individual Arts award Westchester Arts Council, 2002, Chancellor's award Excellence, State University of New York, 2002; Edward A. Dickson History of Art fellow University of California at Los Angeles, 1984, Afro-American Studies fellow, 1984.

Background

  • Gedeon, Lucinda Heyel was born on October 13, 1947 in Port Chester, New York, United States. Daughter of Philip H. and Isabel (Oldham) H.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, California State University, Long Beach, 1978. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1990.

    Career

    • Assistant curator Grunwald Center University of California at Los Angeles, 1978-1981, assistant director Grunwald Center, 1981-1983, acting director Grunwald Center, 1983-1985. Chief curator Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, 1985-1991. Chief Executive Officer, director Neuberger Museum State University of New York, Purchase, 1991—2004.

      Director, Chief Executive Officer, Vero Beach Museum Art, Florida, since 2004.

    Works

    • Author: (exhibition catalogues) Tamarind: Los Angeles to Albuquerque, 1985, Fiber Concepts, 1989 (book) The Art of Leonard Lehrer, 1986. General editor: Melvin Edwards Sculpture: A Thirty Year Retrospective, 1993, Shared Beginnings Separate Passages: A Retrospective of the Work of Carol Anthony and Elaine Anthony, 1996, June Wayne. A Retrospective, 1997, Elizabeth Catlett Sculpture: A Fifty-Year Retrospective, 1998, Marisol, 2001, Toshiko Takaezu, 2001, Grace Hartigan, 2001, Masters of Light: Selections of American Impressionism from the Manoogian Collection, 2006, George Rickey Kinetic Sculpture: A Retrospective, 2007, The Reality of Things: Trompe l'oeil in America, 2007, Ships and Shorelines: William Bradford and Mneteenth-Century American Marine Painting, 2010.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Chairperson Tempe Municipal Arts Commission, 1989-1990. Board directors Balboa Art Conservation Center, San Diego, 1986-1991, ArtTable, New York, 1995-1998, Westchester Arts Council, 1998-2004. Member American Association Museum, Association Art Museum Directors.

    Connections

    • Married Francis A. Sprout, February 8, 1987.
    • father: Philip H. H.
    • mother: Isabel (Oldham) H.
    • spouse: Francis A. Sprout
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    Born October 13, 1947
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1978
      California State University
    • 1981
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1990
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1985 - 1991
      chief curator Arizona State University Art Museum
      Tempe, Arizona, United States
    • 1991 - 2004
      Chief Executive Officer, Neuberger Museum State University of New York
      Purchase, New York, United States
    • 1991 - 2004
      director, Neuberger Museum State University of New York
      Purchase, New York, United States
    • 2004
      director
      Florida, United States
    • 2004
      Chief Executive Officer
      Florida, United States
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