The Fulbright Triptych


List of Contributors

Richard T. Arndt

(spent 24 years in the US foreign service focusing on expanding the potential for cultural diplomacy, was cultural attaché in such cities as Paris, Rome, Tehran. author:  The Fulbright Difference 1948-1992The First Resort of Kings: US Cultural Diplomacy in the 20th Century, former President, Americans for UNESCO

Juliette Aristides (artist, Director, Classical Atelier, Gage Academy of Fine Art in Seattle, WA. author of The Classical Drawing Atelier, The Classical Painting Atelier and The Classical Drawing Handbook, represented by Skotia Gallery in Santa Fe, NM and John Pence Gallery in San Francisco) 
Rudolf Arnheim (essayist, critic, Professor of Psychology, Harvard, author, Art and Visual Perception and Entropy and Art)  
Dan Beachy-Quick (author of A Whaler's Dictionary, an extraordinary meditation on Moby Dick and Herman Melville, as well as three collections of poems: Mulberry, 2006, Spell, 2004 and North True South Bright, 2003.  
Robert Beaser (composer, co-Director of Musical Elements, at the 92nd Street Y, NY, Artistic Director, American Composer's Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Professor and Chairman, Composition Department at the Juilliard School) 
Albert Boime (writer, Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, a multi-volumed social history of modern art, University of Chicago Press)  
Virginia Bonito (art historian, independent scholar, author and CEO of The Mnemosyne Foundation) 
Phillip Bruno (former co-director, Staempfli Gallery, collector and benefactor to museums and university art galleries)  
Nancy Ekholm Burkert (artist, illustrator of many books, including James and the Giant Peach and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, recipient of a Caldecott Award  
George Crumb (noted American composer of classic modernist works, Black Angels, Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik and Ancient Voices of Children)  
Guy Davenport (essayist, critic, author of The Geography of the Imagination and A Balthus Notebook, Distinguished Professor, University of Kentucky, Louisville) 
Renée Dinnerstein educator, consultant and lecturer in New York City public and private schools, recipient of the Bank Street Early Childhood Educator Award, currently working on a book focusing on implementing investigative play in the early childhood classroom 
Simon Dinnerstein (letter to William Hull, Director of the Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University; essay, American Artist magazine) 
Simone Dinnerstein Simone Dinnerstein is a pianist and the daughter of Simon Dinnerstein and records for Sony Classical. Her Recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations and a live recital from Berlin's Philharmonie are available on Telarc  
Anthony Doerr (author, Memory Wall, The Shell Collector, About Grace, Four Seasons in Rome, recipient of three O'Henry Prizes for short stories, a Guggenheim Grant and a Rome Prize Fellowship.)
Colin Eisler    (Robert Lehman Professor of Fine Arts, NYU, Institute of Fine Arts, author of numerous works, including Master of the Unicorn: the life and work of Jean Duvet, Durer's Animals, The Genius of Jacopo Bellini, Masterworks in Berlin: a City's Paintings Re-united  
Alvin Epstein   (actor, director, former Artistic Director of the Guthrie Theater and Associate Director of the Yale Repertory Theater, stars in many Beckett productions, including Waiting for Godot and Endgame
Daniel Mark Epstein (Daniel Mark Epstein is a poet, playwright and biographer whose works have been widely published and performed. His recent books include The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage and The Glass House, New Poems
Gabriela Lena Frank Guggenheim Fellow and winner of a Latin Grammy for best classical composition in 2009, managed and published by G. Schirmer, Inc., collaborated with artists such as Yo Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, the King's Sistes, the Kronos Quartet, Nilo Cruz, resides in San Francisco and travels often in Latin America  
Brian Goesl Executive Director, the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Center  
Maurizio Gregorini (Italian poet, writer, journalist, author, Il Male di Dario Bellezza (Premio Mansialibri) and the novel, Neve e Sangre, contribution, Vortices: Poesie per L'Altra Amore, conducts his own television and radio programs in Italy) 
Philippe Grimbert  (psychoanalyst, author, winner of the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens for Memory, recently translated into Claude Miller's film, A Secret
Roy Grundmann (Associate Professor of Film Studies, Boston University; Contributing Editor, Cineaste Magazine, publications on art, cinema and the avant-garde include Andy Warhol's Blow Job ( 2003) and the edited collection A Companion Guide to Michael Haneke (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), currently writing a monograph on Haneke and editing a multi-volume series on America cinema history.  
Michael Heller (poet and essayist; author of Eschaton (poetry) , Uncertain Poetries: Essays on Poets, Poetry and Poetics (essays), Speaking the Estranged: Essays on the Work of George Oppen and the recently published book Beckmann Variations and Other Poems, a meditation on the art of the painter, Max Beckmann  
Kate Holden  (Australian writer, is the author of In My Skin: A Memoir and The Romantic: Italian Nights and Days; she writes a column for The Age, a newspaper in Melbourne and has widely published reviews, essays and short stories.  
David Krakauer clarinetist, composer and bandleader He is both a major figure in classical music as well as one of the leading performers and creators of klezmer music. He has appeared internationally with his band Klezmer Madness and is sought after as soloist with top orchestras and ensembles around the world. 
Jhumpa Lahiri   (author, The Namesake; Unaccustomed Earth; Pulitzer Prize for Interpreter of Maladies) 
Ulrich Littmann (worked for the German Fulbright Commission beginning in 1958 and between 1963 and 1994 was its executive director) 
Robert L. McGrath (Professor of Art History, Dartmouth College, author, Paul Sample: Painter of the American Scene)  
Louis Menashe (Associate Editor, Cineaste, published widely on Russian history and culture, particular emphasis on cinema; held the Charles S. Baylis Chair, History, headed the Department of Social Sciences at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, author, Moscow Believes in Tears: Russians and Their Movies, New Academia Publishing  
Thomas M. Messer (Director Emeritus, Guggenheim Museum; director of the Guggenheim Museum for 27 years, author, Edward Munch, Egon Schiele, Jean Dubuffet
Mary Pope Osborne (award-winning author of over ninety books for children and young adults, including novels, picture books, biographies and retellings of mythology and fairy fairy tales. Her New York Times #1 Bestseller, the Magic Tree House Series has sold more than 100 million copies and has been translated into 30 languages.) 
Marshall Price (Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Academy Museum, former, Associate Curator, Santa Barbara Museum of Art) interview/conversation  
John Russell   (author, former senior art critic for The New York Times, monographs on Georges Seurat, Francis Bacon and Matisse: Father and Son
Valerie Sayers (author of the novels, Who Do You Love and Brain Fever, Both named "Notable Books of the Year" by The New York Times, frequent essayist, book reviewer; Professor, Creative Writing, Notre Dame)  
Herb Schapiro (playwright, writer, author of the plays: The Me Nobody Knows and The Love Song of Saul Alinsky and Elements of Drama: A Study Guide to Hamlet)  
Dinitia Smith national culture correspondent for The New York Times, author of the novels, Remember This, A Hard Rain and The Illusionist  
George Staempfli (gallery dealer, artist), introduction to first exhibition of Simon Dinnerstein at Staempfli Gallery; letter to the artist)  
Edward Sullivan (Dean for the Humanities, NYU, Professor of art history, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, author, Fernando Botero, Claudio Bravo, Antonio López García
George Tooker (one of America's pre-eminent painters, subject of a retrospective exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York, 2008) 
John Turturro (actor, writer, director, filmography includes: Do the Right Thing, Barton Fink; recently played Hamm in an acclaimed production of Beckett's Endgame at the Brooklyn Academy of Music 
Thalia Vrachopolous   (curator, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, Professor of Art History, John Jay College, NY, author, Hilla Rebay, Art Patroness of the Guggenheim Museum of Art)  
Richard Waller (Director, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond, former curator, Brooklyn Museum)  
Miller Williams (poet, translator, editor, Director Emeritus, University of Arkansas Press, was President Clinton's 1997 inaugural poet, his poems, stories, essays, and translations have appeared in most of the literary journals in English and his poems have been translated into several languages)