UC Berkeley History of Art Department

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  • Peter Selz

    Professor Emeritus

    Modern Art
  • Bio

    Peter Selz taught at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1965-1988 where he concurrently served as founder and director of the university art museum from 1965-1973. Before joining UC Berkeley, Selz served as Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York from 1958-1965. Throughout his career, he received several Fulbright awards and also held many visiting academic appointments around the world. The College Art Association appointed Selz to their board of directors for two terms, 1958-1964 and 1966-1971.
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