The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that Stephan Wolohojian has been named as the John Pope-Hennessy Curator in Charge of the Department of European Paintings. Wolohojian is a specialist in Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting, as well as nineteenth-century French painting. He will start in the role this month.
Since 2015, Wolohojian has served as a curator in the Department of European Paintings, becoming the Jayne Wrightsman Curator in 2019. He also currently guides The Met’s Curatorial Practice Program as the Coordinating Curator. Previously he spent almost a decade at the Harvard Art Museums, where he held roles as the Landon and Lavinia Clay Curator and then as Head of the Division of European and American Art.
Stephan Wolohojian received his PhD from Harvard University and was a professor at the University of Delaware before returning to the Harvard Art Museums. He has continued his teaching while at The Met and has been involved in the interim installations of the European Paintings collection throughout the current skylights renovation project.