Eleanor Harvey

Eleanor Harvey


CCL Class of 2008


Smithsonian American Art Museum


Senior Curator

Institution at time of Fellowship

Smithsonian American Art Museum


Newark Museum


Mary Sue Sweeny, Newark Museum

Eleanor Jones Harvey is senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She earned a B.A. with distinction in art history from the University of Virginia, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in the history of art from Yale University. Her most recent project was the exhibition The Civil War and American Art, which was on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 2012-2013 and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in the summer of 2013.  She served as SAAM’s Chief Curator from 2003-2012. Prior to coming to the Smithsonian she served as the curator of American art at the Dallas Museum of Art from 1992-2002, and began her career as Assistant Curator of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from 1989-1991. 

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