Ian Bruce Wardropper, museum curator, educator. National Education Association fellow, 1976-1977, Chester Dale fellow Metropolitan Museum Art, 1978-1979; Kress Foundation research grantee, Paris, 1979-1981, American Philosophical Society grantee, 1991; named Chicagoan of the Year in Arts Chicago Tribune, 1994. Member Phi Beta Kappa.
Assistant curator European sculpture Art Institute Chicago, 1982-1985, associate curator European decorative arts and sculpture, 1985-1989, Eloise W. Martin curator European decorative arts and sculpture, and classical art, 1989-2001. Iris and B. Gerald Cantor curator in charge department European sculpture and decorative arts Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 2001—2005, chairman, since 2005. Adjunct instructor Drew University, New Jersey, 1982.
Visiting assistant professor Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1986, School of Art Institute Chicago, 1988. Guest scholar Jean Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, 1995. Rhoades lecturer University Chicago, 1997.
Exhibitions panelist National Education Association, 1993, creation and presentation panelist, 98, indemnity panelist, 1998—2001.
- News From a Radiant Future: Soviet Porcelain from the Collection of Craig H. and Kay A. Tuber
- In a 1925 article on the post-Revolutionary production of the State Porcelain Factory in Leningrad, the ceramic artist Elena Danko described the factory's wares as "news from a radiant future.
1989 - 2001
2001 - 2005