Staff Biography

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Karl Kusserow

John Wilmerding Curator of American Art
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Karl Kusserow joined the 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-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.