BOSTON, MASS.- The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
announces Diana Greenwald as the Museums new Assistant Curator of the Collection. In this role, she is responsible for the care of the permanent collection and organizing special exhibitions. Her particular focus will be works in the collection from the nineteenth and early twentieth-century.
Greenwald brings to the museum extensive experience as an art and economic historian. Previously, she was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Frick Art Reference Library, and the Winterthur Museum and Library. Most recently, she worked two years as an Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral Curatorial Fellow at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. for the departments of American and British Paintings and Modern Prints and Drawings.
I am thrilled to work at the Gardner, said Greenwald. As someone who has studied the history of collecting in nineteenth and twentieth-century America, it is a privilege to work at an exceptional single-collector museum with such rich holdings.
At the National Gallery of Art, Greenwald co-curated two special installationsDiverse Modernisms, 1935-55 and American Surreal: Arshile Gorky and Nathan Lernersand assisted with several special exhibitions. In addition, she helped develop Coding Our Collection: The National Gallery of Art Datathon, a day in which teams of data scientists and art historians were invited to the Gallery to analyze, contextualize, and visualize its permanent collection data, a first for an American art museum.
Greenwald has published scholarly articles in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Archives of American Art Journal, and the Economic History Review. Her book, Painting by Numbers: Economic Histories of Art, is under contract with Princeton University Press.
We are delighted to welcome Diana to the Gardner, said Nathanial Silver, William and Lia Poorvu Curator of the Collection. Her profound knowledge of the art of Isabellas own era, wide museum experience and dedication to public engagement will be crucial to shaping the Gardners new strategic directions.
Greenwald holds a bachelors degree in Art History from Columbia University and a Masters of Philosophy in Economic and Social History and a Doctor of Philosophy in History from the University of Oxford. She has won several awards and grants, including the 2017 Wiener-Anspach Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Economic History, from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. Outside of the Museum, the New York native cheers for the New York Yankees and enjoys hiking, traveling and cooking.