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Susan Dackerman to Lead Stanford University’s Cantor Center for Visual Arts

Scholar, curator, and educator Susan Dackerman has been named the John and Jill Freidenrich Director of the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. She will join the staff on September 18.

Dackerman was most recently a Getty scholar and consortium professor at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, where she conducted research for a new book on German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer’s prints and completed Jasper Johns: Catalogue Raisonné of Monotypes, with Jennifer Roberts, for publication this fall. Prior to the Getty, Dackerman was the curator of prints at the Harvard Art Museums from 2005 to 2015 and an assistant curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

“Through her exceptional knowledge of and excellent track record within the world of university arts museums, Susan brings to Stanford a truly distinctive perspective,” said Harry J. Elam Jr., vice president for the arts at Stanford. “She is the right person to lead us in this exciting new period in the Cantor’s history.”