Staff bio: Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art

By | January 1, 2015

 

Simon Kelly

Simon Kelly

Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art since 2010, will co-curate Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade (2017). Kelly co-curated Impressionist France (2014), and he curated the installation for the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden, as well as several Currents exhibitions. He has published extensively on 19th and early-20th century French art including the book Untamed: the Art of Antoine-Louis Barye (2006), and essays in the exhibition catalogues Renoir Landscapes: 1865-1883 (2007); In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet (2008); Manet, the Man who Invented Modern Art (2011); and Becoming Van Gogh (2012). Kelly worked previously at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge and a doctorate from Oxford University, where he also taught art history.

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Recent SLAM exhibitions