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Princeton University Art Museum Announces New Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings

The Princeton University Art Museum has announced the appointment of Jun Nakamura as Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings. He began his appointment on February 20.

At Princeton, Nakamura will work with the Museum’s extensive collections of more than 15,000 prints and drawings, comprising European, British, Latin American, and North American works from the fifteenth century to the present.

Prior to his appointment at Princeton, Nakamura was Suzanne Andrée Curatorial Fellow in Prints at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where he curated Macho Men: Hypermasculinity in Dutch and American Prints (2022–2023), and co-curated Pictures in Pictures (2022), Expressions (2021), and Of God & Country: American Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection (2023). Previously, he held positions at Leiden University and the National Gallery of Art. He earned a PhD in art history from the University of Michigan, with a dissertation on the use and meaning of professional engraving style in the seventeenth-century Netherlands and beyond. He has an MA in art history from Southern Methodist University and a BFA in fashion design and art history from Washington University in St. Louis.

“Jun brings to the Museum an unusually wide range of expertise and interests, from seventeenth-century Dutch art to twentieth-century American printmaking, to the techniques of printmaking themselves, affording a rare combination of depth and breadth,” said James Steward, the Nancy A. Nasher–David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976, Director. “We’re thrilled to have him join our Museum as we prepare for the launch of our new building and the first years of exhibitions and collections installations.”

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