Maurice Berger is Research Professor at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His essay series, Race Stories, “a continuing exploration of the relationship of race to photographic portrayals of race,” appears monthly on the Lens blog of The New York Times.
Linda Nochlin was a pioneering art historian, liberating the discipline from the constraints of formalism and a view of art that was as chauvinistic as it was limited. But knowing Linda was even more impressive. She was my teacher, mentor (along with Rosalind Krauss), dissertation advisor, and friend.