Emily Beeny

Assistant curator for Impressionist and Modern art at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena

Emily received her BA, MA, and MPhil in art history from Columbia. Her dissertation, Poussin and the Dance: Body and Language in Seventeenth-Century France, explores the relationship between Classical French painting and court ballet. She has published essays on Luc-Olivier Merson (in L'Étrange Monsieur Merson, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, 2008), Jean-Léon Gérôme (in Reconsidering Gérôme, Getty Publications, 2010), and Louis-Léopold Boilly (in Louis-Léopold Boilly, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lilles, 2011) and has contributed entries on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French works to a forthcoming catalogue of paintings in the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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