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Thomas Sokolowski is a museum director, curator and art historian. He has held positions as the Director of Grey Art Gallery at NYU, curator at the Chrysler museum, and director of the Andy Warhol Museum. As a curator, he worked on shows such as Against Nature: Japanese art in the Eighties with Kathy Halbreich in 1990, which showed at Grey Art Gallery, From Media to Metaphor with Robert Atkins from 1991-1994, and Morality Tales: History Painting in the 1980s.
Thomas Sokolowski holds a BA from the University of Chicago and a MA from New York University.
Since Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was first named in 1982, the representations of AIDS in art have been diverse.read more »
Morality Tales: History Painting in the 1980s examines the catalyst between past and present to critique the public issue of morality and morally conscious art. This integration of historical forms and compositions with contemporary figures and situations forms the cornerstone of the exhibit, questioning the moral relationship between the viewer, artist, and subject.read more »