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Juliana Ochs Dweck. Photo: Princeton University Art Museum.
Juliana Ochs Dweck. Photo: Princeton University Art Museum.

Juliana Ochs Dweck Appointed Chief Curator at Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum, in Princeton, New Jersey, has named Juliana Ochs Dweck its chief curator, a newly created position effective immediately in which she will lead a team of eleven curators and curatorial and research assistants. Dweck has been with the museum since 2010 and was most recently its curator of academic engagement. Among the exhibitions she has curated and cocurated at the museum are “Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States” (2019); “Time Capsule 1970: Rauschenberg’s Currents” (2019); “Picturing Protest” (2018); and “Surfaces Seen and Unseen: African Art at Princeton” (2016).

Dweck received her Ph.D. in social anthropology at the University of Cambridge and completed her graduate and undergraduate studies at Yale University. She previously worked in research and curatorial roles at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC; the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia; and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. She is also the author of Security and Suspicion: An Ethnography of Everyday Life in Israel (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

In 2020, Princeton will close its museum for a period of about three years. During that time, the university will build a new home for the institution—which will be designed by the London-based architect David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates—and selections from the museum’s holdings, which include more than 100,000 works spanning from the age of antiquity to contemporary period, will be shown elsewhere at the school.