The New Social Environment#734

Robert Storr: Proposals

Featuring Storr, Douglas Dreishpoon, and Phong H. Bui, with Samuel Breslin


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Robert Storr joins Rail Consulting Editor Douglas Dreishpoon and Rail Publisher and Artistic Director Phong H. Bui for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Samuel Breslin.

In this talk

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Robert Storr

Robert Storr
Portrait by Phong H. Bui
Preeminent art critic, curator, artist, and educator Robert Storr is the former Dean of Yale School of Art and senior curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has written numerous catalogues, articles, and books on major 20th and 21st-century artists. He was the first American to serve as visual arts director of the Venice Biennale and has been researching and writing on Philip Guston for more than three decades.

Douglas Dreishpoon

Douglas Dreishpoon
Art historian, curator, and critic Douglas Dreishpoon is currently Director of the Catalogue Raisonné project at the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in New York City and Chief Curator Emeritus at the AKG Art Museum, Buffalo. In 2022, his anthology of sculptors’ writings, Modern Sculpture: Artists in Their Own Words, was published by University of California Press and his contributions to Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1988–2009 were published by Radius Books. A Consulting Editor at the Rail, Dreishpoon holds a PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Phong H. Bui

Photo of Phong Bui taken by Nicola Delorme
Photo by Nicola Delorme
Artist, writer, and independent curator Phong H. Bui is Publisher and Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Rail, the River Rail, Rail Editions, and Rail Curatorial Projects. Among many other awards, Bui received The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Prize for Arts Writers in 2017, was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Arts in 2020, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts in 2021.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Samuel Breslin reading.

Samuel Breslin

A photo of [Samuel Breslin] wearing a blue t shirt, glasses, outside of a window, in front of a summer green tree and a blue sky.
Poet and carpenter Samuel Breslin is author of two self-published chapbooks: Parts of the Passion and Poems about Poland for Americans. He is a co-founder and curator of Light Field, an experimental film festival held annually in San Francisco, and recently received an MFA from The Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College. He is now living in Queens, New York, working on a currently untitled book-length manuscript of fiction, selections of which can be found at

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