Desde may 2017
|Nacimiento:||Albany, New York, Estados Unidos|
|Residencia:||Reside en Nueva York, New York, Estados Unidos|
Stephanie D’Alessandro is the 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 - MET, of New York, since May 2017. Ms. D’Alessandro comes to The Met from the Art Institute of Chicago. Ms. D’Alessandro replaces Rebecca Rabinow, who became the Director of the Menil Collection in July 2016. The preexisting position of Curator of Modern Art was renamed the Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Modern Art in 2013 in recognition of Leonard A. Lauder’s promised gift to The Met of 78 Cubist masterpieces. In coordination with the gift, the Museum established the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art, which serves as a center for scholarship on Cubism and early modern art and which was co funded by the Trustees and Mr. Lauder. (Read the 2013 press release here.) Ms. D’Alessandro began her career at the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, where she contributed to several projects on German modern art. She joined the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998, first as a Mellon Fellow (1998–2001), then as Assistant Curator (2001–2004), Associate Curator (2004–2007), and, in 2007, the Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator of International Modern Art. Her exhibitions and catalogues at the museum include Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917 (2010), Picasso and Chicago (2013), Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938 (2014), and the forthcoming Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil (2017). She has expanded the Art Institute's collection, making key acquisitions, including Kazimir Malevich's Suprematist masterpiece, Painterly Realism of a Football Player–Color Masses in the 4th Dimension (1915); Georg Scholz's New Objectivity canvas, Small Town by Day (1922–23); and the only extant object by Surrealist Claude Cahun, Object (1936). Ms. D’Alessandro also initiated “The Modern Series,” a permanent collection–based initiative to rethink ways of presenting modern art at the museum. She was co-curator of the new galleries of modern art in the Modern Wing, as well as four previous reinstallations, and author of the book The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Art at the Art Institute of Chicago and a forthcoming scholarly publication on the museum’s collection of works by Henri Matisse. She has been instrumental in the introduction of many cross-departmental research projects and programs, and was a co-founder of the Art Institute’s Curatorial Forum. Ms. D’Alessandro has contributed to numerous books and catalogues on a broad range of topics for institutions, including the Arts Club of Chicago, The Centre Pompidou, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Museu Lasar Segall, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Met. In addition, she has participated widely in panels and lectured at museums and other venues in the United States and abroad. Ms. D’Alessandro was born in Albany, New York; she received her B.A. from Dickinson College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art / Nueva York, New York, Estados Unidos