Christopher Heuer

Associate Director of the Research and Academic Program

Clark Art Institute

Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Christopher P. Heuer serves as the associate director of the Research and Academic Program (RAP) at the Clark Art Institute. Heuer holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in the history of art and architecture (2003) and completed a predoctoral fellowship at the Kunsthistorisch Instituut of the Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (2000–2002). He earned his MA from the University of Southern California in the history of art and architecture (1997) and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree cum laude, double majoring in art history and philosophy. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University from 2007–2014 and is currently the Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. He is a widely recognized specialist in early modern European art and architecture, with an emphasis on painting, architecture, and print culture in northern Europe. He is the author of The City Rehearsed: Object, Architecture, and Print in the Worlds of Hans Vredeman de Vries. Currently, Heuer is working on books examining Albrecht Dürer and kinesis, and Renaissance encounters with the Arctic.

He was a Fellow at RAP in 2009 and 2013. His current duties include organizing many of Research and Academic Program’s intellectual events and collaborations, as well as daily engagement with the residential scholars in the Clark’s Fellows program.  During his time at Princeton, Heuer served as the Class of 1931 Bicentennial Preceptor from 2010–2013 and as a member of the Executive Board of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities from 2011–2014. Previously, he was a member of the faculties of Columbia University (2005–07) and the University of Washington, Seattle (2004–05). In addition to his two terms as a Fellow at the Clark, Heuer has served as a Fellow at Humboldt Universität, Berlin (2009) and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal (2006). His research has been supported by the Deutsch Akademische Austausch Dienst and the Mellon, Fulbright, and Kress Foundations. Heuer’s work has been widely published, including articles in Res, Art History, Artforum, The Burlington Magazine, Oxford Art Journal, Kunstschrift, and Word and Image. He served as the Northern European book review editor for caa.reviews (College Art Association) between 2010 and 2015. 

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