Clare Rogan named curator of prints, drawings at Detroit museum

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Clare Rogan. DIA image by Derek Dudek


DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts has hired Clare Rogan as curator of prints and drawings. She begins on Dec. 4.

Rogan comes to the DIA from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where she was curator of the Davison Art Center since 2005. She recently curated the exhibitions Phantom Bodies: Photographs by Tanya Marcuse (2015) and Themes and Variations: Seriality in American Prints, 1960-1980 (2013). Rogan guided numerous student-curated exhibitions, most recently, Passion and Power: German Prints in the Age of Dürer (2016) and the upcoming Reclaiming the Gaze: African-American Prints and Photographs from 1930 to Now (Feb. 2018). Her publications include Keiji Shinohara: Color Harmony (2007), complete with a catalogue raisonné.

While at Wesleyan, Rogan worked with faculty to foster a better understanding and use of the Davison Art Center’s prints, drawings and photographs collection with students. She looks forward to building outreach between the DIA and the Detroit-area community of printmakers and artists, especially students and faculty at local colleges and universities. She is particularly interested in bringing more visibility overall to women artists, artists of color and others often marginalized from the traditional history of Western Art. In addition to overseeing the prints and drawings collection, she will be responsible for new acquisitions and exhibitions.

Rogan received a bachelor’s degree in art and archaeology from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D in history of art and architecture from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.