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Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

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June 18th 2012:Where to Look and How to See: A Conversation with National Gallery of Art Curator Mary Morton

As a young girl growing up in California, Mary Morton loved stories, art and learning. Today, as the curator of French paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Mary is living her dream job. Join Host Kate Ebner to hear about Mary’s journey and how her early passions influenced her mission to introduce the public to works of genius. If you’ve ever visited an art museum, but haven’t been sure about how to experience it, this show is for you. If you ever wondered if the old masters are becoming obsolete, listen to Mary’s perspective. If you dream of doing something with your life that opens

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Mary Morton

Mary Morton is curator of French paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. She received her B.A. from Stanford University in history, and her PhD from Brown University, concentrating on 19th and early 20th century European painting. Dr. Morton began her curatorial career in the European art department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and spent five years as associate curator of paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. She has collaborated on and organized numerous exhibitions including The Spectacular Art of Jean-Léon Gérôme (2010), Sur le Motif: Painting in Nature around 1800 (2008), Oudry's Painted Menagerie (2007), Courbet and the Modern Landscape (200
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