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James Mundy Director Emeritus of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

James Mundy has been the Anne Hendricks Bass Director of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College since 1991. He earned his undergraduate degree at Vassar College and his MFA and PhD at Princeton University having written his dissertation on the Early Netherlandish painter Gerard David. He taught at Northwestern University and Mount Holyoke College before taking the position of chief curator at the Milwaukee Art Museum where, among other exhibitions, in 1989 he organized the major retrospective of drawings by the Roman sixteenth-century painters Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro from North American collections. In addition to numerous exhibition catalogues, his scholarly work has appeared in such publications as Master Drawings, Simiolus, Römisches Jahrbuch der Bibliotheca Hertziana, Burlington Magazine, Pantheon, and Drawing. He is presently working on the catalogue raisonné of the drawings of Federico Zuccaro. In the spring of 2003, he spent four months in residence at the Metropolitan Museum as Andrew Mellon senior research fellow.

  • AB, Vassar College; MFA, PhD, Princeton University
  • At Vassar since 1991


Research and Academic Interests

  • Northern Renaissance Art
  • Italian Renaissance Art
  • Old Master Drawings
  • Art Museum Management


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Photo: Karl Rabe / Vassar College
Photo: Courtesy of James Mundy