Joann Moser was Senior Curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from 1986-2016. Before coming to Washington, she was the Senior Curator of Collections and Acting Director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art in Iowa City.
Dr. Moser received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1976, where she also completed her master’s degree. In 1975 she received a Kress Fellowship from the National Gallery of Art. She holds a B.A. in art history from Smith College.
Her most recent publication is What’s It All Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospect. Singular Impressions: e Monotype in America, was published in 1997 and served as the catalogue for an exhibition by the same title. She has also written on the famous printmaking workshop Atelier 17, the paintings of Jean Metzinger, the drawings of Joseph Stella, and collaborative printmaking in the United States before 1960. Some recent publications are Graphic Masters, a catalogue of drawings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection and an interview with Hung Liu for the American Art journal.
Dr. Moser has been an advisor to the Washington Print Club, and serves on the advisory boards of Pyramid Atlantic, the Hand Print Workshop International, and the George Mason University School of Art. She has served as a juror for numerous national and regional exhibitions.