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Kachur, Lewis Ph.D.

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Dr. Kachur has taught at Kean since 1988, including American, Modern and Contemporary art courses. He has organized two exhibitions at Kean, “Word and Image,” and, together with students, “Art of the NJ Turnpike.” His book, Displaying the Marvelous: Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali, and Surrealist Exhibition Installations was published by MIT Press. During the 2005-06 academic year, with the support of the Kean Office of Research and Supported Programs, Dr. Kachur gave talks on Michel Tapié, Gutai and Jackson Pollock at Emory University, and Marcel Duchamp at the University of Orleans, France, and Temple University. He lectured on “Art of the NJ Turnpike” at the Popular Culture Association conference, chaired a Modernist Studies Association panel on “Dali/ Duchamp,” as well as co-chaired a College Art Association panel on “Globalization and Installation art.” He is on sabbatical for 2014-15, writing a book on Marcel Duchamp.

Department/Division: Fine Arts Conservatory, College of Liberal Arts

Degree Information: Ph.D., Art History, Columbia University

Courses Taught: Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Methods in Art History, History of Photography, History of Modern Art Exhibitions

Primary Area of Expertise: 20th and 21st Century Art, with a focus on Picasso and Cubism, Marcel Duchamp, Surrealist Exhibitions, Robert Rauschenberg transfer drawings, and art today.

Advice for Students Preparing for Your Class: Be prepared to be challenged by some great art riches in local collections.

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