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Expert Profile


Ann Prentice Wagner


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Full or Part-time

Position Type:

Little Rock


United States of America

Years in the field:

26+ Years

Areas of Expertise

Curatorial/Collections, Docent Programs, Events, Exhibits development, Intern Programs, Project Management

Ann Prentice Wagner is a passionate, experienced art historian who recently lost her long time curatorial post and is in search of curatorial, research, writing, speaking, teaching or other contract work anywhere in the United States. Wagner's specialities include art on paper, art of the United States, modern art, art of the Alfred Stieglitz Circle. She has curated, published, and spoken on such artists as John Marin, Georgia O'Keeffe, Herman Maril, Jacob Lawrence, Hayward Oubre, Milton Avery, Susan Schwalb, Linn Meyers, Andrea Way, Victor Ekpuk, Mary Cassatt, John Twachtman, Paul Signac, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alonzo Ford. Wagner's books include Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Work, 1934: A New Deal for Artists, and Herman Maril: The Strong Forms of Our Experience.


Wagner earned her PhD at the University of Maryland, where she studied American art and minored in Dutch baroque art. She is experienced in curator American modern and contemporary art, as well as European old master works. Wagner has curated at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (formerly the Arkansas Arts Center), the Washington County Museum of Fine Art, and the National Portrait Gallery. Wagner has completed substantial contract research and writing assignments with the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the Archives of American Art Journal, the USS Constitution Museum, and a private collector specializing in African American art.


Wagner has extensive experience collaborating with conservators and other art care specialists. She has supervised and mentored interns and young colleagues, many of whom have gone on to museum careers.


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