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Princeton University Art Museum curator to lecture on 'Ecology and Environment in American Art'

Karl Kusserow

Karl Kusserow

On Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in Randolph College’s Wimberly Recital Hall (Presser Hall), the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will present the lecture, “Exhibiting Nature’s Nation: Ecology and Environment in American Art,” by Karl Kusserow, the John Wilmerding Curator of American Art from Princeton University Art Museum.

The lecture is free and open to the public, and will focus on Kusserow’s work on co-curating a groundbreaking exhibition that explores how American artists reflected and shaped our relationship with the natural world. Kusserow joined the Princeton University Art Museum in 2005 and was appointed its inaugural John Wilmerding Curator of American Art in 2013. His exhibitions and related publications include Inner Sanctum: Memory and Meaning in Princeton’s Faculty Room at Nassau Hall (2010) and Picturing Power: Portraiture and its Uses in the New York Chamber of Commerce(2013), as well as an edited volume of essays on early American art at Princeton (Princeton University Art Museum Record 70 [2011]).

He is currently co-organizing with Alan C. Braddock Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment (2018), a traveling exhibition reexamining 18th to 21st century American art in relation to issues of ecology and environmental history, as well as preparing a catalogue of Princeton’s American paintings and sculpture. He attended Wesleyan University and received his Ph.D. from Yale University.

Visit for more information about Maier exhibitions, programs and events. During the academic year, the Maier is open Tuesday-Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Admission to the Maier and its programs are free, unless otherwise noted.

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