Stanford announced today that art historian Alexander Nemerov has been named the new chair of its Art & Art History Department. His tenure begins this fall.
Nemerov has been a part of Stanford’s faculty since 2012, most recently serving under the title of Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities. Previously, he was the chair of Yale’s art history department. Earlier this year, Nemerov released the book Silent Dialogues, which chronicles the relationship between Diane Arbus and Nemerov’s father, Howard.
The appointment follows the five-year reign of Nancy J. Troy as head of the department. Troy was instrumental in shaping the vision for the university’s new McMurtry Building, which for the first time in the institution’s history unites all facets of art making and study under one roof.