About the Staff

Judith Ann Stubbs


Judith Ann Stubbs, Pamela Buell Curator of Asian Art

justubbs@indiana.edu | (812) 855-8267


Judith Ann Stubbs is the Pamela Buell Curator of Asian Art, a position she has held since 2002. She manages a collection that includes objects from South, East, Southeast, and Central Asia, as well as the arts of Islam and the Ordos region. Stubbs’s areas of expertise include Japanese handscrolls, woodblock prints, and ink paintings, as well as Indian and Chinese Buddhist sculpture. During her tenure at the Eskenazi Museum of Art, Stubbs has organized twelve exhibitions, including A Step in Time Across the Line: Recent Work by Chee Wang Ng (2017); Spotlights Surimono: Special Edition Prints from the Eskenazi Museum of Art (2016); The Indian Sari: Close to the Skin, Next to the Heart (2015); Threads of Love: Baby Carriers from China’s Minority Nationalities (2012); The Graphics of Revolution and War: Iranian Poster Arts (2011); From the Steppes and the Monasteries: Arts of Mongolia and Tibet(2010); and From Pen to Printing Press: Ten Centuries of Islamic Book Arts (2009). Under Stubbs’s active stewardship of gifts and purchases, the museum’s Asian art collection has increased by approximately 500 pieces, many of which significantly elevate the quality of the museum’s holdings in Chinese and Japanese art. In addition to her role as Curator of Asian Art, Stubbs serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor in Art History at Indiana University. She has also taught at the University of Utah and the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to her role at the Eskenazi Museum of Art, Stubbs was a consultant at the Utah Museum of Art and worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Chicago. She received her BA in Asian studies at Washington University, St. Louis, and both her MA and PhD in Asian art history from the University of Chicago