Biography: Scott Peck

Scott Peck, Director, University of Dallas Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

Scott Peck is the director of the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery at the University of Dallas. He also serves as executive director of the Museum of Biblical Art and is founder of the National Center for Jewish Art, which are both located in Dallas, Texas.Scott Peck

Peck has lectured extensively on a wide range of art-related topics for organizations and museums across the nation. Highlights of his speaking engagements include presentations on "The Fourteen Stations of the Cross in Sculpture" at the 2014 Magnificat in Memphis, Tenn.; "Winslow Homer Art and Imagery" for the Longview Museum of Fine Arts in Longview, Texas; "Impressionism and Japanese Prints" at the Crow Asian Art Museum in Dallas; "Sound and the Museum" for the Arkansas Museum Association in Little Rock, Ark.; and "Technology and the Museum" for the Texas Association of Museums in Austin, Texas.

In addition, Peck has curated numerous high-profile art exhibitions, such as the "Norman Rockwell - The Family Life Exhibit" at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.; "Marc Chagall - Talmud" featuring the biblical work of Marc Chagall; and "Oskar Schindler and the Holocaust Exhibit" in cooperation with the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. He also curated a 911 Memorial Sculpture Exhibit in cooperation with the Ground Zero Memorial at Saint Joseph's Chapel in New York City, which was organized by former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. His work on the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit for the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas was recognized by D Magazine and Tourism Industry Association as "Exhibit of the Year."

In addition to sharing his expertise during presentations and curation, Peck has a number of book and publishing credits. Among these are "Templation" on the work of Mexican Catholic artist Juan Carlos del Valle, which was published in 2014, and two books for "Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art," which was published in association with the Archdiocese of New Orleans and the New Orleans Museum of Art in 2013. 

Peck is currently completing a Ph.D. in art education from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He earned a master's degree in humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas and completed the Museum Studies Program from the University of North Texas. Peck also has a certificate in Jewish ceremonial art from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.

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