Ann Stephen

Dr Ann Stephen

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2009
  • Section(s): Arts


Dr Ann Stephen is an art historian and senior curator, University Art Gallery and Art Collection, the University of Sydney. She has curated and published on many aspects of the visual arts including such titles as The Necessity of Australian Art (with Ian Burn, Nigel Lendon and Charles Merewether, Power Publications, 1988); Pirating the Pacific: Images of Trade and Travel (Powerhouse Publishing 1993); Vision of a Republic: The work of Lucien Henry (Powerhouse Publishing, 2001), which was awarded the Art Association of Australia and New Zeland (AAANZ) and Catalogue Prize 2002; and On looking at looking: The Art and Politics of Ian Burn (The Miegunyah Press, 2006). She is a member of the Council of The Australiana Fund. Between 2003 and 2006 she worked on an Australian Research Council grant with Andrew McNamara and Philip Goad, co-editing Modernism & Australia: Documents on Art, Design and Architecture 1917-1967 (The Miegunyah Press, 2006, now in its third edition) awarded the AAANZ Book Prize, and Modern Times: The untold story of modernism in Australia (The Miegunyah Press with Powerhouse Publishing, 2008). She was principal curator of the major touring exhibition Modern Times (2008-09).

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.