The Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has named James R. Wehn the Van Vleck Curator of works on paper. He will begin the job on June 24.
A native of Wisconsin, Wehn received a doctorate from Case Western Reserve University this year. He studied early modern printmaking in Northern Europe and Italy, with his research focusing on the history and development of print markets and collecting. Previous to that, he held a two-year post as the Andrew W. Mellon Pre-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow in Prints and Drawings at the Cleveland Museum of Art from 2016 to 2018.
“I am thrilled to be starting this new chapter as a curator within the dynamic community of UW-Madison,” Wehn said in a statement. “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. Continuing this legacy is what excites me most about joining the Chazen.”