A new feature has been published on the CODART website. After nearly three decades, Lawrence W. Nichols, the William Hutton Senior Curator of European and American Painting and Sculpture before 1900 at the Toledo Museum of Art, retires this month. In honor of his achievements, he has been named as the museum’s first curator emeritus. To celebrate this special moment, Julia van Marissing interviewed Nichols about his career, the TMA, the curatorial field, and his involvement with CODART.
“I enjoy talking about art in front of the art. And that’s why I chose not to go into academics. I wanted to work with the real thing, not a reproduction of the real thing. Someone once taught me that one of the most important things about being a curator is to be the catalyst for igniting the spark – engendering that spark between a work of art and a thinking human being.” Read on…
Published monthly, the features provide information on new curatorial developments, current projects, collections of Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide, as well as insight into the work of the museum curator.