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Kent Lydecker has been the Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Associate Director for Education of The Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2004. In 1990, he was appointed deputy director and, in 1992, associate director for education of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Previously, Kent served as executive director of museum education at The Art Institute of Chicago and worked at The National Gallery of Art, where he held the post of curator in charge of public programs.
His academic specialization is the Italian Renaissance, while professional work has taken him into all areas of museum practice and the history of art. In addition to museums as educational institutions and the history of art, his professional interests include the educational uses of communications technologies by art museums.
Kent holds a doctorate in the history of art from The Johns Hopkins University, a master's in the history of art from Cornell University and a bachelor's degree in history from Rice University.
Clips from Kent Lydecker
On the Importance of the Qualitative Experience
On Expanding Support for the Arts