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Susan Dackerman to Lead Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA—Following a yearlong international search, Susan Dackerman has been appointed the John and Jill Freidenrich Director of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University. Her tenure begins September 18. Dackerman was most recently a Getty scholar and consortium professor at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, where she began work on a book on Albrecht Dürer’s prints and completed with Jennifer Roberts Jasper Johns: Catalogue Raisonné of Montotypes, to be published this fall by Matthew Marks Gallery and Yale University Press.

From 2005 to 2015, she was curator of prints at the Harvard Art Museums, where she participated in the renovation of its galleries and organized Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe and Corita Kent and the Language of Pop. Dackerman earned a bachelor of arts in art history from Vassar College and an MA and PhD from Bryn Mawr College.

“One of the advantages of developing museum projects at a great university is the resources at hand—the expertise of the faculty, curators and librarians; collections of art, books, and archives; and platforms to openly engage and discuss ideas,” Dackerman said. “I look forward to working across disciplines and schools at Stanford to develop ambitious and collaborative exhibitions, publications, and programs, including the chance to develop technological means to these ends. The Cantor is poised to be a leader among university art institutions, as well as a destination for exciting and engaging visual arts programming in the Bay Area. Stay tuned for what’s to come.”

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August 11, 2017