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2011 to present, Principal, The Arts Press: arts organization producing new and classic plays, concerts, and exhibitions, fiscally sponsored by  Fractured Atlas; parent organization of New York Arts and, Hudson-Housatonic Arts, publishing articles, interviews and reviews about the arts/

2011 to present, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, New York Arts

2009, Literary Advisor, United Solo Theatre Festival, New York City

2007 to present, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, Hudson-Housatonic Arts, formerly The Berkshire Review for the Arts

2000 to present, Principal, Michael Miller Old Master Drawings

2008, spring, Williams College, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics: second semester beginning Latin

2006 fall, The Barfield School: Vision, Style, and the Development of Consciousness in Western Art: online course for MA candidates

2006-07, Music and Art Editor, Berkshire Fine Arts

2002-05, The New School (online starting in 2004): history of the English language : 1. The English Language from Vindolanda to Shakespeare 2. From Shakespeare to Joyce 3. From Beowulf to Joyce; Society and Language in the Plays of Shakespeare and Jonson

2004, Williams College, Master Drawings, Winter Studies Program

2002, spring, Rutgers University, Visiting Assistant Professor in Classics: Word Power, Greek and Latin etymology in English

1998 to 2007, New York University, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Design and classroom instruction of courses in art history, museum and appraisal studies: Master Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum; Connoisseurship and Techniques of Drawings; Introduction to Prints; Masters of Drawing: Parmigianino, the Carracci, Delacroix, and Matisse; The Modern Drawing, William Blake and his Circle

Development, design and writing of online course materials

1995, ArtFact, New York Representative

Marketing of database of auction catalogues on CD-ROM, advisor on content

1993 to 1999, Michael Miller Lucy Vivante Fine Arts, Inc., President: important master drawings and paintings (former member of the Private Art Dealers Association)

Research, cataloguing, acquisition of artwork
Consulting with private clients and museums on collecting policies, display, and conservation
Sales to museums and private clients; bidding at auction for major museums
Research and appraisal of collections donated to museums
General management of business
Writing and editing of fact sheets on artworks, advertising copy, and other marketing materials
Maintaining company spreadsheet records and inventory database
Design and installation of exhibitions in own gallery, art fairs, and corporate spaces
Photography of artwork; digital imaging
Design, writing, and editing of Web site

1993, Oberlin College: Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Beginning and intermediate Italian Renaissance lecture courses

1986 -1993, Cleveland Museum of Art: Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings

Research, cataloguing, conservation, publication, conservation, exhibition and acquisition of major collection of drawings; lecturing, writing and editing, management of assistants, work with donors, instruction of undergraduate and graduate students in museum studies program at Case Western Reserve University

1985-86, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University: Assistant to the Curator of Drawings

Research, writing, and editing of major exhibition catalogue (Die Sammlung Woodner) in English and German, work with major supporters of curatorial department

1984, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome: Research Assistant to Richard Krautheimer

Revision and editing of Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture

1980-81, Harvard University, Teaching Fellow in Core Curriculum

Periclean Athens, Ancient and Classical Painting

1975-80, Harvard University, Teaching Fellow in Classics

Advanced Greek and Latin Sophomore tutorials: Thucydides, Juvenal, Petronius

Freelance Work

1990 to present: freelance writer, translator, and fine art photographer


(see Publications)


Two collections of philosophical lectures from German to English


Web site: http://michaelmillerphoto.com
Exhibitions at the Latchis Theater (Gravestones and Drive-Ins) , Friends of the Sun, Brattleboro, Vermont, 2006, North Adams Regional Hospital (2007-08)
Exhibiting member, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, Vermont: http://www.vcphoto.org
Essay on Zzyzx, an abandoned Christian resort in the Mojave Desert
Formerly represented by Heather Nevin, New York, and Lallak+Tom Gallery, Chicago
Online magazine illustrations


provided linguistic expertise for Diageo on brand name development
research and appraisal of collections donated to various museums


1983 Harvard University Ph.D. Classical Philology
1983 Harvard University M.A. Fine Arts
1973 University of Oxford B.Phil. Classics
1970 Harvard College B.A. Classics


Revised entry on “American Operatic Institutions from 1930 to the Present” in The Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition, forthcoming.

Leonard Freed: The Italians, Introductory Essay, Quantuck Lane Press (W. W. Norton), forthcoming, autumn, 2011.

“Concert Opera Today in the Northeastern United States: a Survey and a Balance Sheet,” North American Opera Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2010, pp. 22 ff.

Classical music, art, and theater reviews in New York Arts, April 2011 to present

Classical music reviews, Boston Musical Intelligencer, 2010 to present

Classical music, art, and theater reviews in The Berkshire Review for the Arts, October 2007 to present

Classical music, art, and theater reviews in Berkshire Fine Arts, 2006-07

Claude Lorrain Landscape Drawings from the British Museum at the Clark Art Institute, Berkshire Review for the Arts, 9/29/07

Two Studies by Perino del Vaga for Castel Sant’Angelo,” Festschrift Konrad Oberhuber, Milan, 2000

Reflections on Two Art Exhibitions in NYC,” Threshold, 1.1, 2000

Review of Fuseli to Menzel: Drawings and Watercolors of the Age of Goethe, exh. cat. by Hinrich Sieveking, Drawing, Winter 1998-9

Drawing Materials and Drawing Techniques, a comprehensive reference site on the Web

Wyndham Lewis’ Figures,” Cleveland Museum of Art Bulletin, 1993

Alcune Cose in Siena Non Degne di Memoria – Baldassare Peruzzi’s Beginnings,” Bulletin of the Allen Memorial Art Museum (spring 1993)

Review of Rosso Fiorentino Drawings, Prints, Decorative Arts, exh. cat by Eugene A. Carroll, Master Drawings, 30. 1 (1992)

A Madonna and Child from Pintoricchio’s Sienese Period in the Cleveland Museum of Art,” Cleveland Museum of Art Bulletin, 78 (December 1991)

The Sistine Restoration and its Critics,” Bostonia (Winter 1991-92)

A Michelangelo Drawing,” Cleveland Museum of Art Bulletin, 77 (May 1990)

Contribution on Lievin Cruyl in Specchio di Roma Barocca, Edizioni dell’Elefante, Rome, 1990

Review of Views of Rome from the Thomas Ashby Collection in the Vatican Library, exh. cat. by Raymond Keaveney, Master Drawings, 27 (1989)

Drawing-A Glossary of Materials, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 1987

Drawings in the Cleveland Museum of Art,” Drawing, VIII, 6 (March-April 1987)

Die Sammlung Woodner, Albertina, Vienna, 1986, Meisterzeichnungen aus sechs Jahrhunderten, Munich, 1986;Dibujos Collecciòn Woodner, Fundaciòn Amigos del Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986

Master Drawings and Watercolors from the bequest of Frances Hofer, ed. Konrad Oberhuber and Wiliam W. Robinson, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984 (entries on Italian drawings)

Lectures and Papers:

Epicureanism in Renaissance Thought and Art: Piero di Cosimo’s Paintings on the Life of Early Man” (American Philological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, January 2005)

Obscurity and the Aesthetics of Political Discourse” (New School Graduate Program in Liberal Studies Conference, The Politics of Language, April 9, 2003)

“The Odyssey and the Gospel of Mark Problems in Literary Traditions and the History of Consciousness” (2001)

“Drawing Rome” (Classical Association of the Atlantic States, 2000)

“Mark Rothko, Cyclical Development in his Work” (1999)

“Fra Angelico through Rothko’s Eyes” (1998)

“Model Books, Sketch Books, and Albums” (Cleveland Museum of Art, 1992)

“The Nature of Drawings” (Cleveland Museum of Art, 1991)

“Thomas Ashby, Archaeologist and Collector” (Cleveland Museum of Art, 1989)

“Lievin Cruyl’s Views of Rome in the Tradition of City Portraits, Architectural Perspective, and Cartography” (American Academy in Rome, 1989)

Pietro da Cortona’s Modello for the ‘Idolatry of Solomon’ in the Palazzo Mattei di Giove in Rome” (Midwest Art History Society, Minneapolis, April 8, 1988)

Miscellaneous Texts

Exhibition labels, pamphlets, press releases, reports, etc.


The Autochthonous Heroes of Athens from the Classical to the Late Hellenistic Period (advisor: A. Henrichs). Order from UMI ProQuest.

Original Exhibitions

At the American Academy in Rome, 1989:

Vedute Romane di Lievin Cruyl, Paesaggio urbano sotto Alessandro VII (in collaboration with Joseph Connors and Barbara Jatta)

At the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1986-92:

Artist’s Working Books (Model books, Sketch books, and Albums from the 15th century to the 1940’s)

Directions in Drawing II: the Human Figure

The Recovery of a Renaissance Painting: a Madonna by Pintoricchio

Concept, Dogma, and Feeling: Italian Drawings 1550-1650 (support exhibition for

Guercino: Master Draftsman)

Directions in Drawing: 1750-1988

Drawings: Discoveries in the Collection (problems in connoisseurship, little-known artists, etc.)

Netherlandish Drawings from the Permanent Collection

Rococo, Revolution, Restoration (celebrating the bicentennial of the French Revolution with works in all media from the Cleveland collection)

Views of Rome from the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art

Treasures on Paper from the CMA Collection (drawings only)

Collecting Drawings in England in the XVII and XVII Centuries; with accompanying pamphlet

Sacred and Profane in Late Gothic Prints

Italian Drawings from the Permanent Collection

Loan Exhibitions

At the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1987-92: Victorian Watercolors (Yale Center for British Art), Guercino, Master Draftsman (Harvard University Art Museums), From Pisanello to Cézanne: Master Drawings from the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, From Fontainebleau to the Louvre (Harvard University Art Museums), Lucian Freud: Works on Paper (The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford), François-Marius Granet: Watercolors of the Ile de France (The Frick Collection, New York), Views of Rome from the Views of Rome from the Thomas Ashby Collection in the Vatican Library, Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth, 20th Century Drawings from the Whitney Museum of Art

Professional Memberships:

Dramatists Guild: Associate Member, 2015
International Association of Art Critics United States, 2014 to present


German, French, Italian: fluent (spoken and written)
Greek and Latin: expert
Modern Greek, Spanish, Dutch: reading knowledge

Computer skillls

Expert in both Macintosh and Windows environments: Mellel, DEVONthink Pro Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro, QuarkXPress, NotaBene Lingua Workstation

Web desigen: html and WordPress

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