LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; PROGRAM 12:00 p.m.
Schimmel has been the recipient of numerous awards, including two from the Association of Art Museum Curators, six from the International Association of Art Critics and the Award for Curatorial Excellence given by The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (2001). Schimmel has organized major one-person retrospectives for artists Willem de Kooning, Takashi Murakami, Laura Owens, Sigmar Polke, and Robert Rauschenberg. Additional significant thematic exhibitions include The Interpretive Link: Abstract Surrealism into Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper, 1938-1948 (1987); The Figurative Fifties: New York Figurative Expressionism (1988); Hand-Painted Pop: American Art in Transition 195562 (1992); Helter Skelter: LA Art in the 1990s (1992); Collection: MOCAs First 30 Years (2010); and Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962 (2012). He most recently curated an exhibition of the diverse postwar collection of German gallerist and collector Reinhard Onnasch entitled, Re-View: Onnasch Collection, shown in Hauser & Wirths London and New York galleries (2013-2014).
Schimmel has served as a National Endowment for the Arts panelist and was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the Committee for the Preservation of the White House (2010-2012). He has also served as a Co-Director and Chairman of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts (2012-2013), and in 2012 received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute.