Photo by    Chase Anderson

Veteran art museum curator and director Maxwell L. Anderson is the author of dozens of publications, including Pompeian Frescoes in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 1987), and The Quality Instinct: Seeing Art Through a Museum Director’s Eye (American Alliance of Museums, 2012).

His background in the field of antiquities includes seven years as a curator in the Department of Greek and Roman Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, teaching positions in the field of Roman art history at the University of Rome II, Princeton University, and Emory University, and nearly three decades as an art museum director.

In 2002, while President of the Association of Art Museum Directors, he announced the formation of a Task Force on Archaeological Materials & Ancient Art, which he chaired for the better part of a decade.

Anderson today serves as President of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation.