Carter Foster to be Dodd 2016 Commencement Speaker

Carter Foster

Carter Foster, who is the curator of drawing at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Carter Foster graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in art history from the University of Georgia in 1989, and earned his Master’s degree in 1991 from Brown University. After holding positions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the New York Public Library, he joined the staff of the drawing department at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1996 and became its chief in 2002. While there, he co-curated the first major exhibition of Cleveland’s drawing collection, which toured to Houston and New York City among other places, and co-authored the accompanying catalogue. Carter also added important drawings to the collection, including works by Jasper Johns, Ed Ruscha, Charles Sheeler, Louise Bourgeois, and Ellsworth Kelly. In 2003, he developed two major exhibitions, Drawing Modern: Works from the Agnes Gund Collection and Jasper Johns: Numbers. Carter joined the staff of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in early 2004 as Curator and Co-chair of the Department of Prints and Drawings.

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