Independent curator and scholar John Marciari will head the department of drawings and prints at New York’s Morgan Library & Museum. His appointment comes almost a year after the resignation of Linda Wolk-Simon, now an independent curator, in July 2013. Marciari takes up his new post in September.
In addition to overseeing the department’s exhibition program and initiative to digitize works from the Morgan collection, Marciari will also direct the Drawing Institute.
Marciari was curator of European art and head of provenance research at the San Diego Museum of Art from 2008 to 2013. After earning a Ph.D. in art history from Yale in 1999, he held various curatorial positions with the Yale University Art Gallery and served on the staffs of the Beinecke Library and the Yale Center for British Art from 2002 to 2008. In 2013, he curated “Francesco Vanni: Art in Late Renaissance Siena” at the university’s art gallery.
The department of drawing and prints at the Morgan Library & Museum has a collection of approximately 25,000 works which spans from the 14th through 19th century. Notable artists represented in the collection range from Michelangelo and Raphael to Ingres and Degas.