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Joachim Homann. Photo: Dennis and Diana Griggs, Tannery Hill Studio.

Harvard Art Museums Names Joachim Homann Curator of Drawings

The Harvard Art Museums has appointed Joachim Homann as its new curator of drawings. Homann currently serves as curator at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine, which has one of the oldest collections of historic European drawings in the country. In his new role, he will oversee Harvard’s extensive drawings collections and organize exhibitions, publications, public lectures, and other programming. He will take up the post on August 19.

“Joachim’s curatorial approach blends rigorous connoisseurship with big, new ideas,” said Ethan Lasser, curator of American art and head of the division of European and American art at the Harvard Art Museums. “His lively intellect promises to engage students, faculty, and visitors in our storied drawings collections for many years to come.”

During his tenure at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Homann organized numerous exhibitions, including “Modernism for All: The Bauhaus at 100” (2019), “Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860–1960” (2015), and “Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective” (2014), with Christina von Rotenhan. He was also the driving force behind the 2017 publication of the first catalogue of the institution’s drawings collection, Why Draw? 500 Years of Drawings and Watercolors.

“I am thrilled to join director Martha Tedeschi and the magnificent team of the Harvard Art Museums as curator of drawings,” said Homann. “I am greatly looking forward to mining Harvard’s exceptional collection of drawings with students and faculty and engaging public audiences to explore together the ongoing relevance of drawing as an artistic and intellectual pursuit.”

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