Hunter Art History Professor Katy Siegel Honored at Guggenheim

Katy Siegel, associate professor of art history at Hunter, received a prestigious curatorial award at the Guggenheim Museum on March 17 for the show: “High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967-1975.”

Dr. Siegel was honored in Best Shows of 2006-07 by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) — which gives out the only awards for extraordinary curators in the U.S. The exhibit has also been named one of the top 10 shows of 2007 by New York magazine and extensively written about in The New York Times, the New Yorker and major art publications around the world.

“High Times, Hard Times” has appeared in six museums, including the National Academy in New York and major museums in Mexico City, Austria and Germany, where it is set to open this month. The catalogue is in its second printing

Siegel is also a highly-acclaimed writer about contemporary art. She is co-author of Artworks: Money, published in 2004, and has written many catalogue essays on major contemporary art and artists for museums in the U.S. and Europe. She has been hailed as one of “today’s most visible critics” in the art world.