Ph.D., Philosophy of Art, Marquette University
M.A., Philosophy, Texas A&M University
B.A., Philosophy, Miami University
After years of covering Milwaukee's art scene as a freelance writer, Friedman joined the curatorial department at the Museum of Wisconsin Art where he rose to the rank of Director of Collections, Education, and Research. He curated numerous exhibitions and contributed to catalogs including "Tom Bamberger: Hyperphotographic", "Among the Wonders of the Dells: Photography, Place, Tourism" (with the University of Wisconsin Press), and "Wisconsin Funnies: Fifty Years of Comics."
Friendman's dissertation entitled Towards a Philosophy of the Musical Experience: Culture, Phenomenology, and Ethnomusicology in Conversation, investigated the significance of music in human life through the thought of Ernst Cassirer and Alfred Schütz as well as disciplines that have traditionally fallen outside the philosophical fold. Friedman's work has appeared in The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia, and with De Gruyter.