Ames, Kenneth L.

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AMES, Kenneth L.

AMES, Kenneth L. American, b. 1942. Genres: Antiques/Furnishings, History, Bibliography. Career: Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, assistant professor of art history, 1967-73, acting chair of department of art, 1971-72; Winterthur Museum, director of Winterthur Summer Institute, 1975-82, chair of Office of Advanced Studies, 1978-88, professor of Early American Culture, 1989-90; New York State Museum, Albany, chief of historical survey. University of Delaware, adjunct assistant professor, 1974-76, adjunct associate professor, 1976-88, adjunct professor, 1988-90; lecturer at colleges and universities; consultant. Publications: Beyond Necessity: Art in the Folk Tradition, 1977; Death in the Dining Room and Other Tales of Victorian Culture, 1992; On Bishop Street, 1996. EDITOR: (with G.W.R. Ward) Decorative Arts and Household Furnishings in America, 1650-1920: An Annotated Bibliography, 1989; (with B. Franco and T. Frye) Ideas and Images: Developing Interpretive History Exhibits, 1992; (with K. Martinez) The Material Culture of Gender, the Gender of Material Culture, 1997. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of articles and reviews to art and history journals. Address: Bard Graduate Center, 18 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024, U.S.A.