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James R. Wehn.
James R. Wehn.

Chazen Museum of Art Appoints James R. Wehn Curator of Works on Paper

The Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin, has named James R. Wehn curator of works on paper. A scholar of early modern printmaking in Northern Europe and Italy, Wehn will begin his tenure at the institution on June 24.  

With a background in the performing arts, theater, and business, Wehn worked for American Express for more than twelve years before pursuing a career in the museum industry. He previously served as the Margaret R. Mainwaring curatorial fellow of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where he curated the exhibition “Starting from Scratch: The Art of Etching from Dürer to Dine” (2013), and as the Andrew W. Mellon predoctoral curatorial fellow in prints and drawings at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

“Prints, drawings and photographs are media that consistently operate at the intersection of art and knowledge, and there is a long tradition of artists and the public using works on paper to teach, learn and exchange ideas,” Wehn said in a statement. “Continuing this legacy is what excites me most about joining the Chazen. I am eager to study its diverse collection and present it in ways that inspire both wonder and critical discourse.”