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Gary Kent Vikan

Gary Kent Vikan, museum director. Woodrow Wilson Foundation fellow, 1967-1968. member Byzantine Studies Counf. (governing board since 1989), United States National Committee for Byzantine Studies (executive committee, 1988-1992.

Background

  • Vikan, Gary Kent was born on November 30, 1946 in Fosston, Minnesota, United States. Son of Franklin and Wilma (Johnson) Vikan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Carleton College, 1967. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1976.

    Career

    • Art museum administrator, curator Byzantine art Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, 1975-1984. Assistant director curatorial affairs, curator medieval art Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 1985—1994, director, since 1994. Adjunct professor Johns Hopkins University.

    Membership

    Member Byzantine Studies Counf. (governing board since 1989), United States National Committee for Byzantine Studies (executive committee, 1988-1992.

    Connections

    • Married Elana Klausner, September 12, 1971. Children: Nicole, Sonia.
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    Born November 30, 1946
    (age 70)
    • 1967
      Carleton College
    • 1970
      Princeton University
    • 1976
      Princeton University
    • 1975 - 1984
      Art museum administrator
      Washington, United States
    • 1985 - 1994
      assistant, director curatorial affairs
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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