Lauren B. Hewes Appointed Vice President for Collections

Lauren B. HewesLauren B. Hewes has been appointed Vice President for Collections at AAS. In addition to this new role, Lauren will continue to serve as the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts.

As the Society's Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts since 2009, Lauren builds and cares for the Society's collections of prints, broadsides, ephemera, and photographs and works with the curatorial team, the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC), AAS fellows, and outside scholars to make connections between American history and the visual resources of the Society.

Lauren joined AAS in 2005 as an assistant curator after consulting with the Society to author Portraits in the Collection of the American Antiquarian Society (2004). She has previously held positions at the Print Council of America (as a bibliographer), the National Park Service (as an archivist and print curator), and the Shelburne Museum (as associate curator), and has published widely on American printmaking and portraiture. She serves on the board of the American Historical Print Collector's Society and is a member of the Collections Committee at Historic Deerfield and the Advisory Group for the Hart Nautical Collections at MIT Museum. Lauren holds a B.S. from Ithaca College and an M.A. in Art History from Williams College.

Lauren assumed the role of Interim Vice President for Collections in September 2019. Since then she has led with distinction all aspects of our library operations, while also curating with Nan Wolverton, AAS director of fellowships and director of the Center for Historic American Visual Culture, the Society’s major exhibition, Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere at the New-York Historical Society, the Concord Museum, and the Worcester Art Museum.

Lauren's accomplishments and leadership within and beyond AAS, strong relationships with colleagues, readers, and collectors and dealers, and comprehensive understanding of our collections will serve the Society exceedingly well over the years ahead.

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