Dennis Michael Jon

Dennis Michael Jon has more than 30 years of museum-based experience as a curator, art historian, researcher, and educator. A specialist in modern, postwar, and contemporary works on paper, collage/assemblage, and artists’ books, he has organized and managed more than 70 exhibitions, exploring such subjects as labor and industry, war and its aftermath, homicide, art and nature, spirituality, the book as art object, contemporary drawing, and the history of the American Presidency. His exhibition projects have included solo presentations of work by Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Hamilton, John Cage, Ed Ruscha, Eduardo Paolozzi, May Stevens, Michael Mazur, James Castle, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Joan Mirό, George Morrison, and Harriet Bart, among others. He has authored and co-authored more than a dozen books and numerous articles, essays, and commentaries on subjects related to his specialization, including the catalogue raisonné of Vermillion Editions Limited, a Minneapolis-based collaborative print workshop, whose archive is part of Mia’s permanent collection. Current projects include preparing the catalogue raisonné of Highpoint Editions, a Minneapolis-based collaborative print workshop, and publication research on the prints of contemporary African American artist Emma Amos. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and earned his MA in modern and contemporary art history from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.