Russell Flinchum

Since 1999, Russell Flinchum has been the Archivist of the Century Association Archives Foundation in New York, where he oversees work on the important cultural institution’s historical records. In 2001, with Shoji Sadao, he curated the exhibition “Buckminster Fuller/Shoji Sadao” for the Century, which traveled to Milton Academy and Stanford University. American Design, his most recent book, was published by The Museum of Modern Art and five Continents in 2008. He was Guest Curator for the exhibition “Henry Dreyfuss: Directing Design,” which opened in March 1997, and received enthusiastic reviews, as did the accompanying book he authored, Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit, which garnered an AIA International Architecture Book Award and the Decorative Arts Society’s Charles F. Montgomery Award, as well as Henry Allen Moe Prize for Catalogues of Distinction in the Arts presented by the New York State Historical Association. Previously, in 1990, he was the first Peter Krueger/Christie’s Fellow at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. He has a BA and MA from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a PhD from CUNY Graduate Center.

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