Today’s jobtalk is with James Christen Steward, Director of Princeton Art Museum. If you’re wondering what some of Steward’s favorite off-the-beaten-path museums are, you’ll find out if you read this interview.
Ph.D. History of Art, Trinity College, Oxford University, 1992
M.A. History of Art, Institute of Arts, New York University, 1988
B.A. French, History, Art History, University of Virginia, 1981
Career Stage: Advanced
What made you decide to study art history?
When I started college, I thought I was going to go to law school and was looking at undergraduate degrees that would be appropriate for law school. I went to France to study during my undergraduate years, and during that time I realized that what I viewed as an avocation really was something that I was more compelled by – meaning working with art and specifically doing it in a museum setting. Continue reading