Richard Meyer (academic)

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Richard Meyer
Academic work
DisciplineArt History
InstitutionsStanford University
University of Southern California
Notable worksOutlaw Representation
What Was Contemporary Art?

Richard Meyer is the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History at Stanford University.[1][2]

Prior to joining Stanford, he was an associate professor of Art History at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Outlaw Representation,[3] a book about censorship and homosexuality in American art, and What Was Contemporary Art?,[4] as well as a contributor to Artforum magazine. In 2013, he co-authored the book Art and Queer Culture, with Catherine Lord.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ "New building, new faculty demonstrate ambitious growth plans for Stanford's Department of Art and Art History". Stanford Report.
  2. ^ "Stanford Art & Art History Department Faculty Page for Richard Meyer".
  3. ^ Meyer, Richard (2002). Outlaw Representation: Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-510760-8.
  4. ^ Meyer, Richard. What Was Contemporary Art? Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0262135085
  5. ^ Lord, Catherine; Meyer, Richard (2013). Art & Queer Culture. Phaidon Press Limited. ISBN 978-0-7148-4935-5.
  6. ^ Lind, Abigail B. "Spring 2010 Harvard Arts Medalist". The Crimson. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  7. ^ Walsh, Anne. "Harvard Bestows Hardware on Lord". SF Moma. Retrieved 27 June 2014.