BEND - The Museum of Wisconsin Art announced Thursday the
hiring of J. Tyler Friedman as associate curator of
contemporary art. Friedman assumed his post on MOWA’s
senior staff June 1.
is completing his doctoral work at Marquette University.
to a news release, as a member of Marquette’s philosophy
department, Friedman’s research has focused on
aesthetics and 20th century German thought, with an
emphasis on the philosophy of culture and the
phenomenological movement. His dissertation introduces
ethnomusicological theory to the philosophy of music in
order to develop a more adequate and comprehensive account
of the role of music in human life.
researching and teaching several courses (philosophy of
human nature, theories of ethics and business ethics) at
Marquette, Friedman has also been a freelance arts writer.
Since 2013, he has written the Shepherd Express’ weekly
Art Previews column as well as occasional pieces on the
local jazz scene and other cultural events.
the recipient of the Smith Family Fellowship in 2016-17
and he received the Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership
Fellowship in 2017-18.