July - August 2008
Sylvie Patry is curator in the paintings department at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris. A specialist in the painting of the Impressionists, she served as curator for her museum’s major 2007–2008 exhibition, Fernand Hodler (1853–1918) and, in 2006, Maurice Denis (1870–1943). She has written extensively on Denis, Renoir, neo-Impressionism, and Fantin-Latour. While at the Clark, she will pursue her exhibition project—a re-examination of our understanding of Renoir’s late career.