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Dilys Winegrad


BSR Contributor Since July 3, 2012

Dilys Winegrad, Ph.D., is founding director of the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania.

After graduating from Oxford and earning a Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania, I served as assistant for special projects to three Penn presidents and was the founding director and curator of the Arthur Ross Gallery.

Espousing, until my retirement, Samuel Johnson's precept that "No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money," I nonetheless published poetry, essays, short stories, and learned articles on Montaigne and other unrelated topics in American Voice Ariel, Symposium, L'Esprit Créateur, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, The Volunteer Journal of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and The Pennsylvanian Gazette.

Exploring Penn's colonial history (from the loyalist perspective) withMartin Meyerson (Gladly Learn and Gladly Teach, Penn Press), I aired skeletons (real and metaphorical) in Through Time, Across Continents (Penn Museum Press)— and contributed an article on "The Book Trade," in A Critical Bibliography of French Literature, The Sixteenth Century (Syracuse University Press), as well as writing and editing innumerable books and catalogues on art over my 25-year tenure at the University's exhibition gallery.

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Derek Gillman (above) 'cut through a vast entanglement of opinions and interests.'

On surviving the Barnes Foundation uproar

A survivor's saga: Growing up and moving on with the Barnes Collection

What was the Barnes Foundation experience really like for an immigrant art lover? How has it changed now that the collection has moved downtown? The founder of Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery recalls her frustrations with the old Barnes galleries and her exhilaration with the new.
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