Linda Dalrymple Henderson is the David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor in Art History at the University of Texas. She served from 1974 through 1977 as Curator of Modern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Professor Henderson’s research and teaching focus on modern art and modernism, more generally, in relation to their broader cultural context, including ideas such as ‘the fourth dimension,’ the history of science and technology, and mystical and occult philosophies. In addition to journal articles and essays, she is the author of The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art (Princeton University Press, 1983; new, enlarged ed., MIT Press, 2013) and Duchamp in Context: Science and Technology in the Large Glass and Related Works (Princeton, 1998), a first prize winner in the Robert W. Hamilton Author Awards competition in 1999. In 2008 she organized the exhibition Reimagining Space: The Park Place Gallery Group in 1960s New York for UT’s Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, which recovered the history and art of this innovative group of artists who collaborated in New York from 1962 to 1967.
A Guggenheim Fellow in 1988-89, Professor Henderson is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers and in 2009 received a Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. During late spring-summer 2010 and 2011 she was a Senior Fellow at the IKKM [International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy] at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, where she was a member of the Board from 2010 to 2016. In spring 2014 she was a Berlin Prize fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and during fall 2016 she was an Invited Researcher at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art in Paris. In 2014 Professor Henderson won a Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. In 2018 she received a Leonardo Pioneer Award, given by the journal Leonardo on its 50th Anniversary.