Kit Smyth Basquin retired after 13 years in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum. She wrote her PhD dissertation on the use of words as form and content in the prints of Pat Steir, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Lynne Allen and Lesley Dill. Previously she was curator of education at the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee.
Collectors always remember their first purchase. When I was a college senior, I bought a small oil painting, Boat in Harbor, by a sophomore named Barbara Gerson for $30. She needed spending money and I wanted to help her Read More