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
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).
Stephanie D’Alessandro (CCL 2011) has been appointed 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 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Since 1998, Stephanie has organized renowned exhibitions at The ... Read More >
Program Seeks to Prepare New Generation of Art Museum Leaders Ten outstanding curators from art museums across the United States have been selected to participate in the 2011 fellowship program of the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL), a non-profit organization that trains curators for leadership positions. Selected by a panel of leading museum ... Read More >