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curator , writer

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 W. Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Kansas State University, 1974. Naturalist Naish Nature Center, Edwardsville, Kansas, summers 1967-1970.

Education

Assistant curator Seton Museum, Cimarron, New Mexico, summers 1972-1974. Curatorial assistant Riley County History Museum, Manhattan, Kansas, 1973-1974. Mus. assistant Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico, 1976-1977.

Curator The Gaspard House Museum, Taos, New Mexico, 1978-1979, The Harwood Foundation, Taos. 1979^; Author: The TaosArtists, 1984, Taos Moderns: Art of the New, 1992 (Southwest Book award Border Regional Library. Association 1993); co-author: Spirit Ascendant: The Art and Life of Patrociño Barela, 1996 (Southwest Book award Border Regional Library.

Association 1997); contributor articles to professional journals Organizer first New Mexico Art History Conference, 1986. Founder Southwest Art History Council, 1990.

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

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 W. Bachelor of Science