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Dr. Eleanor Jones Harvey Receives Appointment as Dallas Museum of Art's Curator of American Art


Dr. Eleanor Jones Harvey, the Dallas Museum of Art' s Consulting Curator of American Art, returns to the Museum just in time to oversee the installation and exhibition of Georgia O'Keeffe: the Poetry of Things She will assume her new title of Curator of American Art of the DMA in February 2000.

Dr. Harvey left her position as Associate Curator of American Art at the DMA in 1996 to accompany her husband, whose career took him to the East Coast. While in the Washington, D.C. area, she continued to work with the DMA as Consulting Curator of American Art. She completed her Ph.D. in Art History at Yale University and organized a groundbreaking exhibition of painted sketches by American landscape artists, which opened at the DMA in 1998 and traveled to two other venues. The catalogue for the exhibition, which was based on her dissertation, won The 1998 Henry Russell Hitchcock Award from The Victorian Society in America as the most significant contribution to 19th-century fine arts studies in the prior year.

Dr. Harvey joined the DMA staff in February 1992 after serving as Assistant Curator of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A native of Washington, D.C., she earned her B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University, both in Art History. She was a Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellow at the National Museum of American Art and a Henry Luce Scholar of American Art at Yale.

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