Esther Bell

Esther Bell

Program

CCL Class of 2020

Institution

Clark Art Institute

Title

Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Chief Curator

Institution at time of Fellowship

Clark Art Institute

Esther Bell is the Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Chief Curator at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. At the Clark, Bell is responsible for the collections of paintings and sculptures, from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. 

Prior to joining the Clark, Bell was the Curator in Charge of European Paintings at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Previously, Bell served as the Curator of Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture at the Cincinnati Art Museum. A specialist of French art, Bell has organized and co-organized a number of exhibitions including most recently: Renoir: The Body, The Senses (Clark Art Institute and Kimbell Art Museum, 2019-2020); Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Saint Louis Art Museum, 2017); The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of Seventeenth-Century France (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Kimbell Art Museum, Musée du Louvre, 2016-2017). 

She received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; a M.A. from Williams College; and a B.A. from the University of Virginia. Bell is a visiting lecturer in the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.

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