Join us for Lost & Found: The Art of Caring for Collections
A Conversation between Jennifer A. Thompson and Lynn Marsden-Atlass
Jennifer A. Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection
Jennifer Thompson is Head of the European Painting and Sculpture Department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Since joining the department in 1999, she has played an essential role in interpreting, displaying, and developing the museum’s collections of European art. She has published widely and curated many notable exhibitions, including: The Impressionist’s Eye (2019); Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection (2017): Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting (2015); Van Gogh Up Close (2012); and Late Renoir (2010). She is also curator of the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia.
Lynn Marsden-Atlass, Executive Director and University Curator
Lynn Marsden-Atlass has been the Executive Director of the Arthur Ross Gallery since 2008 and Curator of the University of Pennsylvania Art Collection since 2010. She has curated thirty-four exhibitions at the Arthur Ross Gallery. Previously, she served as senior curator of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, curator of American and contemporary art at the Chrysler Museum of Art, associate director and registrar of the Colby College Museum of Art, and director of the Consortium of Colleges Abroad in Paris. She was professor of nineteenth century French art for the British Institute in Paris and three colleges, as well as adjunct professor in the Department d’anglais at Université de Caen in 1992–93. In 2016, she was an affiliated fellow at the American Academy in Rome.