Ancient, Byzantine, and Islamic Art

Ancient, Byzantine, and Islamic Art

J. Michael Padgett's picture

J. Michael Padgett joined the Art Museum in 1992. He has a B.A. from the University of Kentucky (1975), an M.A. from the University of Minnesota (1984), and a Ph.D. from Harvard University (1989). Before coming to Princeton he was a curatorial assistant at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (1983–84) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1986–90) as well as curator of classical art at the Tampa Museum of Art (1990–92). His principal research interests are Greek art and archaeology, especially Attic vase-painting. He has organized several exhibitions of ancient art and has written and edited many books and articles, including City of Gold: The Archaeology of Polis Chrysochous (Princeton, 2012); The Centaur's Smile: The Human Animal in Early Greek Art (Princeton, 2003); Roman Sculpture in The Art Museum, Princeton University (Princeton, 2001); and Vase-Painting in Italy: Red Figure and Related Works in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, 1993). He is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University and, since 1996, has participated in the Princeton University Archaeological Expedition to Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus.