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educator , museum curator

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 sculpture and garden ornament committee Chicago Botanical Garden, Glencoe, Illinois, since 1988. 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 sculpture and garden ornament committee Chicago Botanical Garden, Glencoe, Illinois, since 1988. 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

spouse:
Laurel Ellen Bradley

spouse:
Sarah Anne McNear

child:
Chloe Bradley Wardropper