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Tom Rassieur

Thomas E. RassieurJohn E. Andrus III Curator of Prints and Drawings
Prints and Drawings Department Head
Department: Prints and Drawings

Current MIA Projects

"Rembrandt in America," an exhibition featuring the largest group of authentic Rembrandt paintings ever brought together in America, on view at the MIA from Jun. 24–Sep. 16, 2012. Organized by the MIA in conjunction with the Cleveland Museum of Art and the North Carolina Museum of Art.

"Albrecht Dürer's Melencolia," now on view in Cargill Gallery through Nov. 11, 2012. This exhibition focuses on a single engraving, a consummate Renaissance masterpiece recently acquired by the MIA.

Education

  • MA, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
  • BA, Princeton University
  • Background/Work History

    • Minneapolis Institute of Arts since 2009
    • Pamela and Peter Voss Curator of Prints and Drawings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    • Curatorial Assistant, Prints and Photographs, Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Specialty/Area of Interest

    Prints and drawings

    Honors and Professional Associations

    • Samuel F. B. Morse Fellow, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
    • Print Council of America trustee
    • American Association of Museum Curators
    • Curators of Dutch Art

    Selected Exhibitions and Projects

    At the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
    • "Albrecht Dürer's Melencolia," 2012.
    • “Rembrandt in America,“ North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Cleveland Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2011–12
    • “Painted to Printed: The Book in Transition,” 2012
    • “Highpoint Editions—Decade One,” 2011
    • "Bad to the Bone: Prints from the Grip of Death," 2010
    • "Hot House: Flowers for after the Frost," 2010
    At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    • “Rhythms of Modern Life: British Prints 1914–1939,” 2008
    • “Sculpture in Prints,” 2007
    • “Facets of Cubism,” 2005
    • “Rembrandt’s Journey: Painter•Draftsman•Etcher,” 2003
    • “Piranesi and Architectural Fantasy,” 2001
    At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Nagoya
    • “Rembrandt’s Etchings: the Embrace of Darkness and Light,” 2007
    • “Albrecht Dürer, Renaissance Printmaker,” 2003
    At the St. Louis Art Museum
    • “Men, Women, and God: German Renaissance Prints from St. Louis Collections,” 1997
    At the Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • “The Four Temperaments,” 1990
    • “Albrecht Dürer’s Apocalypse,” 1990

    Publications

    Books, articles, and catalogues, including
    • Preface to Erik Desmazières Etchings 2002–2011. Andrew Fitch, ed., Fitch-Febvrel Gallery, New York, 2011
    • “Degas/Hiroshige,” Print Quarterly, vol. 28 (2011), 429–31.
    • Rembrandt in America, with George Keyes, Jon Seydl, and Dennis Weller. North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Cleveland Museum of Art, and Minneapolis Institute of Arts. New York: 2011
    • Preface to The Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Collection of Religious Art, exhibition catalogue, Joanna Reiling Lindell, ed. Minneapolis: 2011
    • &ldquot;Chapters in Rembrandt's Life as a Printmaker,&rdquot; Pursuit of Faith: Etchings by Rembrandt from the Thrivent Financial Collection of Religious Art, exhibition catalogue, Shelley Perlove, editor (Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, University of Michigan–Dearborn, 2010)
    • Rhythms of Modern Life: British Prints 1914–1939, with Clifford S. Ackley and Samantha Rippner, (Boston: 2008)
    • Rembrandt’s Etchings: the Embrace of Darkness and Light, (Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Nagoya: 2007)
    • Albrecht Dürer, Renaissance Printmaker, (Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Nagoya: 2003)
    • Rembrandt’s Journey: Painter•Draftsman•Etcher, with Clifford S. Ackley, Ronni Baer, and William W. Robinson, (Boston: 2003)

    Other Information

    “I owe my love of art to a generous college professor who introduced me to the mesmerizing beauty of small-scale masterpieces. My mission is to offer others the opportunity to engage with works of art that will touch their hearts, arouse their curiosity, and spark their imaginations.”

    Contact

    (612) 870-3105
    (department phone)

    October 2012