Dr. Maryan W. Ainsworth Curator of European Paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York, USA

Information

Member of CODART since 1998

Exhibitions curated since 1999

Selected publications

Publications

2013

German Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1350—1600
Maryan W. Ainsworth, Joshua Waterman, with contributions by Karen Thomas and Tim Husband
New York (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) 2013

2012

Jan Gossart, The Documentary Evidence
Sytske Weidema and Anna Koopstra; edited and with a Foreword by Maryan W. Ainsworth
Turnhout 2012

2010

Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart’s Renaissance . The Complete Works
Maryan W. Ainsworth, with contributions by Stijn Alsteens, Nadine Orenstein, et al.
New York (Metropolitan Museum of Art) 2010
(Winner of the Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Award)

“Gerard David. Vita e opera” and “Il progetto di Gerard David per il Polittico della Cervara,”
In Il Polittico della Dervara di Gerard David, pp. 13-31, 59-67. Edited by Clario Di Fabio
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 2005-06 in Genoa (Palazzo Bianco)

2005

Memling and the art of portraiture
Till-Holger Borchert, with contributions by Maryan W. Ainsworth, Lorne Campbell and Paula Nuttall
Published in conjunction with exhibition held in 2005 in
Madrid (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza)
Bruges (Groeningemuseum)
New York (Frick Collection)
191 pp.
London (Thames & Hudson) 2005
ISBN 0-500-09326-1 (hardbound)
Stuttgart (Belser Verlag) 2005
ISBN 3-7630-2448-4 (hardbound)
ISBN 3-7630-2449-2 (paperbound)

2004

“À la façon de grèce: the Encounter of Northern Renaissance Artists with Byzantine Icons,” and catalogue entries nos. 329-355
In Byzantium: Faith and Power, pp. 544-593
Edited by Helen Evans
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 2004 in New York (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) 2004
(Winner of the Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Award)

2003

“Illuminators and Painters: Artistic Exchanges and Interrelationships,” (co-authored with Thomas Kren) and catalogue entries nos. 4-8, 11, 31, 46-47, 99-107, 126, and 142 on Simon Marmion, Petrus Christus, Hugo van der Goes, Gerard David
In Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe
Edited by Thomas Kren and Scot McKendrick
Catalogue of an exhibition in 2003 in Los Angeles (J. Paul Getty Museum) and in 2004-05 in London (Royal Academy of Fine Arts)
(Winner of the Mitchel Prize)

2002

Tapestry in the Renaissance: art and magnificence
Thomas P. Campbell, with contributions by Maryan W. Ainsworth and others
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 2002 in
New York (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
x + 594 pp.
New York (Metropolitan Museum of Art) 2002
ISBN 1-588-39021-7 (hardbound)
ISBN 1-588-39022-5 (paperback)
New Haven (Yale University Press) 2002
ISBN 0-300-09370-5 (paperback; erroneous ISBN printed in book: 1-300-09370-5)

2001

Early Netherlandish painting at the crossroads: a critical look at current methodologies
Maryan Ainsworth, editor and contributor
Proceedings of a Metropolitan Museum of Art symposium on 7 November 1998
VII + 122 pp.
New York (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and New Haven (Yale University Press) 2001
ISBN 1-588-39010-1 (Metropolitan Museum of Art paperbound edition)
ISBN 0-300-09368-3 (Yale)

1998

Bruges and the Renaissance: Memling to Pourbus
Paul Huvenne and Maximiliaan P.J. Martens, editors, with a contributions by Maryan W. Ainsworth and others
Catalogue of an exhibition in
Bruges (Memlingmuseum) 1998
319 pp.
Bruges (Memlingmuseum and Stichting Kunstboek) 1998
ISBN 90-5544-233-X

Gerard David: purity of vision in an age of transition
Maryan W. Ainsworth
Monograph
10 + 348 pp.
New York (Metropolitan Museum of Art; Abrams) and Ghent (Ludion) 1998
ISBN 0-87099-877-3
ISBN 0-8109-6523-2 (as distributed in the US by Abrams)

From van Eyck to Bruegel: early Netherlandish painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Maryan W. Ainsworth and Keith Christiansen
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 1998 in
New York (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
XI + 452 pp.
New York (Metropolitan Museum of Art) 1998
ISBN 0-87099-870-6 (Metropolitan Museum of Art hardbound edition)
ISBN 0-87099-871-4 pbk (Metropolitan Museum of Art softbound edition)
New York (Abrams) 1998
ISBN 0-8109-6528-3

1995

Petrus Christus in Renaissance Bruges: an interdisciplinary approach
Maryan W. Ainsworth, editor and contributor
Proceedings of a conference held on 10-12 June 1994 in
New York (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
IX + 214 + XII pp.
New York (Metropolitan Museum of Art) 1995
ISBN 0-87099-751-3
Turnhout (Brepols) 1995
ISBN 2-503-50444-2

“Conservation and art history”
James Coddington and Maryan Ainsworth
Editors’ statement
Art Journal 54 (1995), pp. 16-17

1994

De Vlaamse primitieven
Maryann Wynn Ainsworth
A survey book in a series edited by Roger Van Schoute and Brigitte de Patoul
656 pp.
Leuven (Davidsfonds) 1994
ISBN 90-6152-867-4 (hardbound, in case)

Les primitifs flamands et leur temps
Maryan W. Ainsworth
A survey book in a series edited by Roger Van Schoute and Brigitte de Patoul
656 pp.
Brussels (La Renaissance du Livre) 1994
Louvain-la-Neuve (La Renaissance du Livre) 1994
ISBN 2-8041-2013-9

Hans Memling: essays
Dirk de Vos, editor, with contributions by Maryan W. Ainsworth and others
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held in 1994 in
Bruges (Groeningemuseum): Hans Memling: vijf eeuwen werkelijkheid en fictie
128 pp.
Ghent (Ludion) 1994
ISBN 90-5544-030-2

Petrus Christus, Renaissance master of Bruges
Maryan W. Ainsworth, with contributions by Maximiliaan P.J. Martens
Catalogue of exhibition held in New York (Metropolitan Museum of Art) 1994
XI+232 pp.
New York (Metropolitan Museum of Art; Abrams) 1994
ISBN 0-87099-694-0 (hardbound)
ISBN 0-87099-695-9 (paperbound)
New York (Abrams) 1994
ISBN 0-8109-6482-1

1982

Art and autoradiography: insights into the genesis of paintings by Rembrandt, van Dyck and Vermeer
Maryann Wynn Ainsworth and others
112 pp.
New York (Metropolitan Museum of Art) 1982
ISBN 0-87099-285-6 (hardbound)
ISBN 0-87099-286-4 (paperbound)


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