Staff Biography

Calvin Brown

Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings
(609) 258-0503


Calvin Brown holds degrees from Cooper Union and Yale University in studio art and brings to Princeton an extensive background as a practicing artist and printmaker as well as more than thirty-five years of experience in museum print rooms. Brown has worked at the Addison Gallery of American Art; the Yale University Art Gallery; the Wadsworth Atheneum; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he was Senior Restorer in the Department of Drawings and Prints for eighteen years. Since coming to Princeton in 1997 he has organized dozens of exhibitions and installations drawn from the Museum's rich collection of prints and drawings, often in cooperation with the Department of Art and Archaeology. He has had primary responsibility for the installation of such major exhibitions as Le Corbusier at Princeton: 14–16 November 1935 (2001), West to Wesselmann: American Drawings and Watercolors in the Princeton University Art Museum (2004), Pop Art at Princeton: Permanent and Promised (2007), Gauguin’s Paradise Remembered: The Noa Noa Prints (2010), and Cartographies of Time (2011). Brown was appointed associate curator in 2006, and his specialty is modern and contemporary prints and drawings.