Sylvie Patry

Sylvie Patry

Program

CCL Class of 2014

Institution

Musée d'Orsay

Title

Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Collections

Institution at time of Fellowship

Musée d'Orsay

Mentor

Douglas Druick, Art Institute of Chicago

Sylvie Patry is the Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions and Gund Family Chief Curator at the Barnes Foundation. She was previously Chief Curator of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris. She is currently organizing a 2014-15 exhibition on Durand-Ruel (collaborating with the National Gallery, London and the Philadelphia Museum of Art) as well as Renoir in Turin (2013). Patry is also supervising the catalogue of the Orsay paintings collection. 

She co-curated international exhibitions on Maurice Denis (2006), Hodler (2007), Renoir (2009), Orsay's Masterpieces and Monet (2010) and published essays in the accompanying catalogues and contributed to the "Catalogue des Dessins du Musée Gustave Moreau". Besides her extensive scholarly texts, Patry has widely lectured on 19th century French painting and taught at Ecole du Louvre. 

Before joining the Musée d'Orsay in 2005, Patry was a curator at the Lille Museum and co-curated a Morisot retrospective (2002) and participated in an exhibition on Carolus-Duran. Following her tenure at the Musée Gustave Moreau (2002), she spent two years at the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art and co-authored a book on Brauner in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou (2005) and a catalogue of Fantin-Latour's drawings in Grenoble (2004). 

Patry studied art history, philosophy and literature at the Sorbonne before matriculating at the Institut National du Patrimoine, Paris. 

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