The Frick’s Center for the History of Collecting has awarded its biennial Book Prize for a Distinguished Publication on the History of Collecting in America to The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2011). The book’s general editors, Janet Bishop, Cécile Debray, and Rebecca Rabinow, will share the prize with the essayists. Janet Bishop is the Weisel Family Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Cécile Debray is curator of modern collections at the Museé National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris. Rebecca Rabinow is the Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Modern Art, Curator-in-Charge of the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Essays were contributed by Isabel Alfandary, Janet Bishop, Emily Braun, Edward Burns, Cécile Debray, Claudine Grammont, Hélène Klein, Martha Lucy, Carrie Pilto, Rebecca Rabinow, and Gary Tinterow, with additional contributions by Kate Mendillo and Robert Parker.
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#6 local (on Lexington Avenue) to 68th Street station; Bus: M1, M2, M3, and M4 southbound on Fifth Avenue to 72nd Street and northbound on Madison Avenue to 70th Street.
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