Kay Larson is an art critic, author, editor, and ⁠Buddhist practitioner. She currently practices in the the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Kay Larson

1969 Graduated from Pomona College with B.A. in Philosophy and Visual Art

1968 1969 Reporter for the San Diego Sentinel, a community newspaper.

1970 Research Associate, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Director, Gyorgy Kepes.

1971 Staff, Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

Art Criticism

19721975  Art Critic, weekly art column and feature stories, The Real Paper, Cambridge, MA.

19751978  Associate Editor, Artnews, New York, NY; publisher Milton Esterow.

19791980  Art Critic, weekly art column, The Village Voice, New York, NY.

19801994  Art Critic and Contributing Editor, weekly art column and feature stories, New York magazine, New York, NY; Editor Ed Kosner.

1994 — circa 2008  Contributor (non-staff), New York Times, primarily in Arts&Leisure.


1991 — 1997  Adjunct Instructor, Department of Fine Arts, New York University: a seminar on the sources of Post-Modern art of the 1960s; also a survey of twentieth-century art.

20032010  Writing Tutor, Center for Curatorial Studies, exhibition and research center offering a Master’s Degree in curatorship, Bard College.

Managing Editor

2003 — 2015   Managing Editor, Curator: The Museum Journal, a quarterly scholarly journal of the international museum community.