The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts appointed Chloé M. Pelletier to the position of Curator of European Art (before 1800). She will be responsible the collection of paintings, works on paper and sculptures dating from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, including the collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings.
Reporting to Mary-Dailey Desmarais, the MMFA’s Chief Curator, Pelletier will be charged with establishing a vision for, and enriching and promoting this collection that comprises nearly 1,100 works. She will also oversee the European art acquisition program and develop exhibitions in this subject area. Furthermore, she will be called on to contribute to publications and research reports, and to lend her expertise in lectures and mediation activities.
Originally from Texas, Chloé M. Pelletier has held positions in universities and prominent museums in the United States, including the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C., and the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to joining the MMFA, she was Curatorial Associate in the Art Institute’s Department of Painting and Sculpture of Europe. She has, among other projects, contributed to exhibitions on the sculpture of Antonio Canova and Camille Claudel. Pelletier holds a Master’s and a PhD from the University of Chicago specialized in Italian Renaissance painting.