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March 25, 2022

Ann Dumas

Ann Dumas, Curator, Royal Academy of Arts and Consultant Curator, European art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Ann Dumas
Curator, Royal Academy of Arts and Consultant Curator, European art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Ann Dumas has for many years been a curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. In 2019 she joined the staff of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as a consultant curator of European Art. She now divides her time between the two institutions. Dumas is a specialist in 19th and early 20th century European art. After studying at the Courtauld Institute of Art at London University, she was a research fellowship at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and worked for five years as assistant curator at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. She has curated many exhibitions at the Royal Academy, including Van Gogh: The Artist and his Letters (2010) and Painting the Modern Garden, Monet to Matisse (2016) in addition to exhibitions on Degas, Matisse, Vallotton and other artists at the Metropolitan Museum, New York. In 2019 she was awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire award) for outstanding services to the arts. She co-curated the exhibition The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler (2022), in collaboration with Margaret F. MacDonald, professor emerita of art history, University of Glasgow, and Charles Brock, associate curator of American and British paintings at the National Gallery of Art.

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