Cynthia Goodman

Cynthia Goodman

Cynthia Goodman is a multimedia director, producer and curator, with an international reputation for pioneering the implementation of new technologies in both corporate and museum exhibits.  As the former Director of the IBM Gallery of Science and Art, she organized the landmark Computers and Art exhibition. Her accompanying publication, Digital Visions: Computers and Art, serves as a textbook in the field.

Also active in museum automation, she participated in the John Paul Getty Trust Museum Prototype Project and was based at the Guggenheim Museum, N.Y. Goodman has also advised corporations including IBM, Polaroid, and Time Warner. She is an appointed Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was on the Advisory Committee for Women and the Art of Multimedia, an international conference at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

She has organized and installed exhibitions for numerous institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the IBMGallery of Science and Art, the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France. In addition, she has lectured widely at numerous museums, universities and conferences. She received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania, and has written numerous books, exhibition catalogs, and magazine articles.

Hans Hofmann


Hans Hofmann's brilliance as a teacher to generations of American artists has tended to overshadow his equally brilliant accomplishments as a painter. Cynthia Goodman provides an insightful evaluation of Hofmann's two careers and makes strikingly clear the beauty and originality of his work.

As a young man in Paris, Hofmann participated in the artistic revolutions before World War I, than ran an influential art school in Germany between the wars. He came to America in 1930 and established schools in New York and Provincetown that has had a profound impact on the development of American art. By presenting his life's work, from the rare landscapes and portraits of his early years to the majestic late abstractions, this vibrantly colorful book establishes Hofmann's major contribution to the art of this century.

About the Modern Masters series

With informative, enjoyable texts and over 100 illustrations — approximately 48 in full color — this innovative series offers a fresh look at the most creative and influential artists of the postwar era. The authors are highly respected art historians and critics chosen for their ability to think clearly and write well. Each handsomely designed volume presents a thorough survey of the artist's life and work, as well as statements by the artist, an illustrated chapter on technique, a chronology, lists of exhibitions and public collections, an annotated bibliography, and an index. Every art lover, from the casual museumgoer to the serious student, teacher, critic, or curator, will be eager to collect these Modern Masters. And with such a low price, they can afford to collect them all.

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