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Ian Bruce Wardropper

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.

Background

  • Wardropper, Ian Bruce was born on May 11, 1951 in Baltimore.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Brown University, 1973. Master of Arts, New York University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1985.

    Career

    • 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.

    Works

    Membership

    Member Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Son of Bruce Wear and Joyce (Vaz) W. Stepmother: Nancy Hélène (Palmer) W. Married Laurel Ellen Bradley, May 22, 1982 (divorced 1996).

      1 child, Chloe Bradley. Married Sarah Anne McNear, June 21, 1997.
    • father: Bruce Wear Wardropper
    • mother: Joyce (Vaz) Wardropper
    • spouses: Laurel Ellen Bradley
    • Sarah Anne McNear
    • child: Chloe Bradley Wardropper
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    Born March 11, 1951
    (age 65)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      Brown University
    • 1976
      New York University
    • 1985
      New York University
    • 1989 - 2001
      Assistant, curator European sculpture Art Institute Chicago
    • 2001 - 2005
      Iris and B. Gerald Cantor curator in charge department European sculpture and decorative arts Metropolitan Museum Art