Trapp was born in Pittsburgh, the son of Frank and Mary (Anderson) Trapp. He earned a BA from Carnegie Institute of Technology and a MA and PhD from Harvard. Trapp was on the faculty at Williams College and later Amherst College, where he was the Director of the Mead Art Museum for 20 years.
The Sculpture Garden will open on Saturday, June 20, with limitations. The East and West Buildings are currently closed to the public. All on-site events are canceled through December 31, 2020. Learn More.