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Karl Kusserow

John Wilmerding Curator of American Art
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Karl Kusserow joined the Museum in 2006 and was appointed its inaugural John Wilmerding Curator of American Art in 2013. His exhibitions and associated 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 recently co-organized 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, and is currently preparing a related volume, Picture Ecology: Art and Ecocriticism in Planetary Perspective, for publication, in addition to a catalogue of Princeton’s American paintings and sculpture. He attended Wesleyan University and received his Ph.D. from Yale University.