Mary Morton

Mary Morton


CCL Class of 2015


National Gallery of Art


Curator and Head of the Department of French Paintings

Institution at time of Fellowship

National Gallery of Art


Timothy Rub, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Mary Morton is curator and head of the French paintings department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in history, and her PhD from Brown University, concentrating on 19th and early 20th century European painting.  Dr. Morton began her curatorial career in the European art department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and spent five years as associate curator of paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Her exhibition projects include The Spectacular Art of Jean-Léon Gérôme (2010); Sur le Motif: Painting in Nature around 1800 (2008); Oudry's Painted Menagerie (2007); Courbet and the Modern Landscape (2006); Focus on the Beck Collection: André Derain's "The Turning Road, L'Estaque" (2002); Paris in the Age of Impressionism: Masterworks from the Musée d'Orsay (2002) and Old Masters, Impressionists, and Moderns: French Masterworks from the State Pushkin Museum, Moscow (2002). At the National Gallery, she organized the installation of Gauguin: Maker of Myth (2011), and in January 2012, a reinstallation of the Gallery’s renowned nineteenth century collection.  She is currently working on an exhibition of the work of Gustave Caillebotte for 2015, and of Hubert Robert for 2016.

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