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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
Professor
404 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3784
Early Chinese Art and Archaeology
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1981
Professor
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
Professor
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
Professor
316 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-9338
Japanese Art and Archaeology
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1994
Lecturer with Rank of Professor
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
Lecturers
Perkins-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows
304 McCormick Hall
609-258-8593
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
Egyptology
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Lecturer
311 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3797
Italian Renaissance Art
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2008
Lecturer
312 McCormick Hall
(609)258-6313
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
Emeriti
Professor
205 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3798
Renaissance Art
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1983
Emeritus
205 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3794
History of Photography and Modern Art
Professor
372 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3778
Classical Art & Archaeology
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1971
Professor
(609) 258-3782
Early Christian/Byzantine Architecture and Monumental Decoration
Ph.D., New York University, 1971
Emeritus
(609) 258-3782
Chinese Art
Ph.D., Princeton, 1958
Emeritus
(609) 258-3782
20th-Century Art
Emeritus
(609) 258-3782
Northern Renaissance Art
Professor
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
Professor
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
Wen Fong
Wen Fong
Emeritus
Wen Fong
McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3782
Chinese Art
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1958

In his nearly five decades of teaching at Princeton University and in his service at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Wen C. Fong, professor emeritus at Princeton, helped to create and shape the academic field of East Asian art history as we know it today.

Born in Shanghai in 1930, Wen Fong studied as a youth under the renowned calligrapher and scholar Li Jian (1881–1956). In 1948 he came to the United States to enroll as an undergraduate at Princeton University. He earned his BA and MFA degrees at Princeton, where he studied European history and Medieval art history, before receiving his PhD for a dissertation on Chinese art history in 1958. It was published under the title The Lohans and a Bridge to Heaven. Wen Fong taught Chinese art history at Princeton from 1954 until his retirement in 1999. He served as chair of the Department of Art and Archaeology from 1970 to 1973, was designated the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of art history in 1971, and in 1998 received the College Art Association’s distinguished teaching award. As faculty curator of Asian art at the Princeton University Art Museum, he involved his graduate students in pathbreaking exhibitions and related publications and helped to build the museum’s outstanding holdings of Chinese art, most notably the John B. Elliott Collection of Chinese Calligraphy, perhaps the finest such collection outside China. In 1959 Wen Fong together with the late Frederick W. Mote established at Princeton the nation’s first PhD program in Chinese art and archaeology. Following the appointment of Shūjirō Shimada as professor of Japanese art history in 1962, the program was expanded to include Japanese art and archaeology. Since then, the program has granted over forty PhDs. Princeton graduates now hold teaching and curatorial positions in Chinese and Japanese art on three continents and, along with their own students, constitute as many as three-quarters of the faculty teaching East Asian art history in the United States today.

Concurrent with his contributions at Princeton, Wen Fong served for nearly thirty years, from 1971 to 2000, as Special Consultant and then Consultative Chairman of the Department of Asian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Working with benefactors and colleagues to build the collections, expand the Asian art galleries, and organize exhibitions and publications, he fulfilled the museum’s mandate to create at the Metropolitan an encyclopedic presentation of Asian art.