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Assistant Professor
308 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3732
19th Century European Art
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2008
Assistant Professor
309 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-1322
Classical Archaeology
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2010
404 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3784
Early Chinese Art and Archaeology
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1981
372 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-0352
Early Christian, Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art
Ph.D., Courtald Institute of Art, University of London, 1989
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
403 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3789
History of Modern Architecture
Ph.D., Yale University, 1987
Associate Professor
307 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3774
American Art
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2001
Associate Professor
223 East Pyne
(609) 258-7258
20th Century Art
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1996
Townsend Martin '17 Professor of Art & Archaeology
314 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3790
20th Century Art
Ph.D., City University of New York, 1990
Assistant Professor
315 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-5319
Northern Renaissance Art
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2003
Frederick Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology
313 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3760
European Art and Architecture 1500-1800 in its Global Context; World Art History; Geography and Historiography of Art
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1977; Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa, Technische Universität Dresden, 2010; Doctor Historiae Artium Honoris Causa, Masaryk University, Brno, 2013
401 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-9098
Roman Art and Architecture; Hellenistic Art; Renaissance Antiquarianism
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1991
David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art
310 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-0914
History of Photography and Modern Art
Ph.D., Yale University, 1980
Associate Professor
305 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-7456
African and African Diaspora Art
Ph.D., Emory University, 2004
P. Y. & Kinmay W. Tang Professor of Chinese Art History
406 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-6249
Chinese Art and Archaeology
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1974
Assistant Professor
306 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3771
Contemporary Art and Criticism
Ph.D., Yale University, 2008
316 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-9338
Japanese Art and Archaeology
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1994
Lecturer with Rank of Professor
Institute for Advanced Study
(609) 734-8000
Twentieth-century European and American Art
Director of the Art Museum
142 Art Museum
(609) 258-2870
18th-Century European Art
PhD, Oxford University, 1992
Perkins-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows
304 McCormick Hall
European Art 1500-1800
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2012
Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and Art and Archaeology
204 Scheide Caldwell House
(609) 258-8858
Classic Maya Art and Society
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2007
Peter Jay Sharp, *52, Curator and Lecturer
251 Art Museum
(609) 258-8805
Art of the Ancient Americas
Ph.D., Tulane University, 2006
Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows
205A Scheide Caldwell House
(609) 258-8860
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2012
311 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3797
Italian Renaissance Art
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2008
312 McCormick Hall
Medieval and/or Renaissance-Baroque Architecture
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2009
Associate Professional Specialist
302 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-1423
Eastern Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College, 1994
Research Staff
205 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3798
Renaissance Art
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1983
205 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3794
History of Photography and Modern Art
372 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3778
Classical Art & Archaeology
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1971
(609) 258-3782
Early Christian/Byzantine Architecture and Monumental Decoration
Ph.D., New York University, 1971
(609) 258-3782
Chinese Art
Ph.D., Princeton, 1958
(609) 258-3782
20th-Century Art
(609) 258-3782
Northern Renaissance Art
Roman Art
Ph.D., Göttingen University, 1986
Howard Crosby Butler Memorial Professor of Art & Archaeology
205 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3799
Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1976
205 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3769
Classical Archaeology
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1966
Frederick Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology
Japanese Art
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1974
Christopher B. Sarofim '86 Professor of American Art, Emeritus
205 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3785
American Art
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1965
Photographer: Andrea Kane
James Steward
Director of the Art Museum
142 Art Museum
(609) 258-2870
18th-Century European Art
PhD, Oxford University, 1992


Ph.D., Oxford University, 1992

James Steward joined the Princeton University Art Museum as its director in April 2009; there, he directs a staff of 75 with an operating budget of $15 million and collections of over 80,000 works of art that span the globe and encompass 5,000 years of world history. Steward has launched a number of initiatives to position the Museum at the heart of the university experience, including expanding the Museum’s program of exhibitions and educational activities, as well as its open hours and outreach efforts, leading to a 50% growth in attendance. He is a lecturer with the rank of professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology, and a faculty fellow of Rockefeller College. Prior to coming to Princeton, he served from 1998 to 2009 as director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, where he oversaw the planning, construction, and fundraising for a major new building, recognized as one of the year’s 10 best new buildings for 2010 by the American Institute of Architects.

Steward holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in the history of art from Trinity College, Oxford University, where he studied with Francis Haskell. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the British Council, the American Ireland Fund, and the Robert Gore Rifkind Foundation. He has been a fellow of the Huntington Library and received the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Service from the University of California, Berkeley.

Teaching Interests

Professor Steward teaches in the so-called “long 18th century” (1700 to 1830), with particular interest in the art and culture of Britain, France, and Italy. In addition, he teaches in the area of public policy and the arts, museology, and the role and responsibilities of museums and cultural institutions in modern civic life.

Current Research

Professor Steward is currently researching a volume that re-theorizes the modern-day museum as an essential contributor to civic life, that rediscovers the social improvement goals of 19th-century museum founders, and that posits a number of critical roles for museums today in strengthening democracy and citizenship. He is also working on the 18th-century landscape garden in England and France as a manifestation of painting in three dimensions.

Select Publications

A Beacon for Art (University of Michigan Museum of Art, 2009).

“Masks and Meanings in Tiepolo’s Venice,” in A Carnivale Celebration (Save Venice, Inc., 2006)

“Francis Haskell: A biographical memoir,” in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 149.4 (December 2005.)

Betye Saar: Extending the Frozen Moment (University of California Press, 2005).

The Romanovs Collect: European Art from the State Hermitage Museum (University of Michigan Museum of Art/Merrell Publishers, 2003).

In Human Touch: Photographs by Ernestine Ruben (Nazraeli Press, 2001).

“The Camera of Sally Mann and the Spaces of Childhood,” Michigan Quarterly Review 39.2 (April 2000)

When Time Began to Rant & Rage: Figurative Painting from Twentieth-Century Ireland (Berkeley Art Museum/Merrell Holberton Publishers, 1998).

The Mask of Venice: Masking, Theater, and Identity in the Art of Tiepolo and His Time (Berkeley Art Museum/University of Washington Press, 1996).

The New Child: British Art and the Origins of Modern Childhood, 1730–1830 (Berkeley Art Museum/University of Washington Press, 1995).