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Robert Hobbs, Art historian
Mr. Hobbs holds the Rhoda Thalhimer Endowed Chair of Art History at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of over twenty books, including monographs on Alice Aycock, Lee Krasner, Mark Lombardi, and Robert Smithson. He has curated over forty major exhibitions that have been shown in eleven countries. In 1982 he served as the U.S. Commissioner/Curator for the Venice Biennale with an exhibition of Smithson‚??s work that later traveled through Europe; in 2002 he acted in the same capacity for the 2002 S√£o Paulo Bienal with the exhibition Kara Walker: Slavery! Slavery! Mr. Hobbs was appointed visiting professor in painting/printmaking at Yale in 2005.
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