November 5, 2009, Merion, PA -- Derek Gillman, Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation, today announced the appointment of Judith F. Dolkart, an expert on the art and culture of 19th century France, to serve as Chief Curator of the Foundation.
Ms. Dolkart currently serves as Associate Curator of European Art at the Brooklyn Museum, which she joined in 2000 as Assistant Curator. At the Brooklyn Museum, Ms. Dolkart has been responsible for the documentation, presentation, and interpretation of European art dating from the early Renaissance to 1945. She will take up her post at the Barnes Foundation in January 2010.
"Judith Dolkart has a demonstrated record of organizing thoughtful exhibitions" Derek Gillman stated, "and she stands at the forefront of her rising generation of curators and scholars. We're thrilled to have her with us, to help lead the Barnes Foundation into its future."
While at the Brooklyn Museum, Judith Dolkart has organized two major reinstallations of the European paintings in the Beaux-Arts Court in 2003 and 2008, respectively. She originated 'Michelangelo of the Menagerie': Bronzes by Antoine-Louise Barye in 2005 and James Tissot: 'The Life of Christ' in 2009. The Tissot exhibition is accompanied by a full-length catalogue, of which Ms. Dolkart is the principal author. In 2009, she also coordinated Gustave Caillebotte: Impressionist Paintings from Paris to the Sea.
Judith Dolkart received a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Harvard-Radcliffe College in 1993 and a Master of Arts in 1997 from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also served as a teaching assistant. She continues to teach undergraduates as an adjunct lecturer at Hunter College in New York. She also serves as Treasurer and Trustee of the Association of Art Museum Curators.
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