Hal Foster

Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology
Photo portrait of Hal Foster

Professor Foster teaches and publishes in the areas of modernist and contemporary art, architecture, and theory. He is a member of the School of Architecture and an associate member of the Department of German; in addition, he co-directs the Program in Media & Modernity and sits on the executive committees of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities and the Gauss Seminars in Criticism. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Foster was a founding editor of Zone Magazine and Books, and he writes regularly for October (which he coedits), Artforum, and The London Review of Books. He is the recipient of the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism in College Art Association (2012) and the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing (2010), and he has been the Siemens Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and the Paul Mellon Senior Fellow at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Foster will deliver the Mellon Lectures at the National Gallery in spring 2018.

Selected Publications