Gloria Groom

Gloria Groom


CCL Class of 2009


Art Institute of Chicago


Chair of European Painting and Sculpture

Institution at time of Fellowship

Art Institute of Chicago


Deborah Card, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Mimi Gardner Gates, Seattle Art Museum

Gloria Groom holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and graduate certificate from the Ecole du Louvre.  Her monographic Edouard Vuillard: Painter-Decorator, was published by Yale University Press in 1993. At the Art Institute of Chicago, she has been involved as curator and author in major loan exhibitions on Gauguin, Redon, Caillebotte, Renoir, Manet, Vuillard, Bonnard, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, art dealer Ambroise Vollard and in 2012-13 Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity. Since 2009 she has been leading the project for the on-line collection catalogues (OSCI) of the Art Institute’s collection of paintings and works on paper for Monet and Renor (2014),  Manet, Gauguin and Pissarro (2015).  Current exhibition and book projects include Van Gogh’s Bedrooms (Chicago only) and Gauguin: Painter and Sculptor with the Musée d’Orsay. Dr. In 2005 Groom was conferred the award of Chevalier des arts et letters and Officier in 2013. 

I was privileged to have been a member of CCL in 2009, and at the height of the financial crisis, the management courses were extremely timely. It was also amazing to work with peers to build skills that empowered us to think beyond curatorial bias.