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Avis Berman

Avis Berman has written extensively on painting, sculpture, photography, design, and museum history for numerous magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, ARTnews, Smithsonian, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Antiques, and Art & Antiques. She has contributed essays to encyclopedias, anthologies, and museum catalogues. She is the author of Rebels on Eighth Street: Juliana Force and the Whitney Museum of American Art; James McNeill Whistler; and Edward Hopper's New York, and co-author and editor of Katharine Kuh's memoir My Love Affair with Modern Art: Behind the Scenes with a Legendary Curator. She has also sustained a parallel career as an oral historian in the visual arts. To date, she has interviewed over 450 artists, curators, critics, dealers, collectors and other significant figures in the art world for such as organizations as the Archives of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Andy Warhol Museum. Since 2001, she has directed the oral history program of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.