Stephanie D'Alessandro

Stephanie D'Alessandro


CCL Class of 2011


The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Modern Art and Curator in Charge of the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art

Institution at time of Fellowship

Art Institute of Chicago


Emily Rafferty, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nicholas Serota, Tate Britain

Stephanie D’Alessandro is the Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator of Modern Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Chicago, specializing in art of the Weimar Republik. She began her career at the Art Institute in 1998 as an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow and has also organized several exhibitions for Chicago, including Poetics of Scale (2003). Most recently, she oversaw the installation of the collection in the Art Institute’s Modern Wing (2009 and 2014) and curated the major exhibitions, Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-17 (2010); Picasso and Chicago (2013); and Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938 (2014). Prior to joining the Art Institute, D’Alessandro was Associate Curator at the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago. 

Among other projects, D’Alessandro is at work on a comprehensive scholarly catalogue of the museum’s works by Henri Matisse (2016).