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David L. Witt

David L. Witt, American curator, writer. Organizer first New Mexico Art History Conference, 1986; founder Southwest Art History Council, 1990. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, New Mexico Association Museum (past president 1986-1988).

Background

  • Witt, David L. was born on November 3, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Lloyd Vernon and Dean Witt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Kansas State University, 1974. Master Liberal Studies, University Oklahoma, 2000.

    Career

    • Naturalist Naish Nature Center, Edwardsville, Kansas, summers 1967-1970. Assistant curator Seton Museum, Cimarron, New Mexico, summers 1972-1974. Curatorial assistant Riley County History Museum, Manhattan, Kansas, 1973-1974.

      Museum assistant Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico, 1976-1977. Curator The Gaspard House Museum, 1978-1979, The Harwood Foundation, Taos, 1979—2005, Academy for Love of Learning, Santa Fe, since 2005.

    Works

    • Taos Moderns: Art of the New
    • One of the best-kept secrets of the art world is that important center of postwar modernism: Taos, New Mexico, where the influences of Europe merged and blended with the east and west coasts of the United States.

    Membership

    Organizer first New Mexico Art History Conference, 1986. Founder Southwest Art History Council, 1990. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, New Mexico Association Museum (past president 1986-1988).

    Connections

    • father: Lloyd Vernon
    • mother: Dean Witt
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    Born November 3, 1951
    (age 65)
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    • 1974
      Kansas State University
    • 1973 - 1974
      curatorial assistant, Riley County History Museum
      Manhattan, Kansas, United States
    • 1976 - 1977
      museum assistant, Millicent Rogers Museum
      Taos, New Mexico, United States
    • 1978 - 1979
      curator The Gaspard House Museum
    • 1979 - 2005
      curator The Gaspard House Museum
      Taos, New Mexico, United States
    • 2005
      curator The Gaspard House Museum
      Santa Fe, Argentina, Argentina
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