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Matthew Israel is an art historian, writer and educator based in New York City. Currently he is Curator at Large at Artsy, where he also serves as Director Emeritus & Advisor, The Art Genome Project. Matthew received his PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and has written for various international art magazines, such as ARTFORUM, Art in America, and Frieze as well as catalogues published by major galleries and museums. Matthew has delivered talks about the future of art history, contemporary art, art and politics, art and innovation, and his work at Artsy, internationally. He has taught modern and contemporary art history at New York University; Parsons, The New School for Design; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Matthew’s book, Kill for Peace: American Artists Against the Vietnam War was published in Fall 2013 by the University of Texas Press.