Conversations, Volume 1: Patricia Klausner
Bringing the World into your Living Room
Join host Allen Maniker as he interviews Kathryn Calley Galitz, art historian, author, and curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
Kathryn Calley Galitz is a scholar of late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art. At The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Galitz has organized international exhibitions on artists including Chassériau, Girodet, and Turner, and she was a member of the curatorial team awarded Best Historical Show 2008 by the International Association of Art Critics for Gustave Courbet. Her book The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings (Skira Rizzoli, 2016) explores 5,000 years of painting and features some of The Met’s most important works. She received her Ph.D. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and earned her M.A. from Williams College and B.A. from Smith College.
Allen Maniker, M.D. is a graduate of the Juilliard School with a BFA in dance. He went on to perform with Bat Dor of Israel, The Joyce Trisler Danscompany, The Sophie Maslow Dance Company, a guest season with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and several other New York contemporary dance companies. After finishing his performing career, he went on to obtain an M.D. degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit Michigan, his hometown. He recently retired as Chairman of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital and Professor of Neurosurgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He currently works as a docent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and he is on the Board of the Martha Hill Dance Fund as well as Chairman of the Board of the Steps Beyond Foundation.