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Harvey, Eleanor

Senior Curator

American Art; 19th century landscape painting; 20th century landscape art; Civil War and Reconstruction era art; Texas and Southwestern Regionalism.

Positions

Background And Education

Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in History of Art, Yale University , Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, “That earlier, wilder image”: Oil Sketches by American Landscape Painters, 1840-1880 1987 - 1998
  • M.Phil. in History of Art, Yale University , Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 1985 - 1987
  • M.A. in History of Art, Yale University , Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 1984 - 1985
  • B.A. in Art History, University of Virginia , College of Arts and Sciences 1980 - 1983

Awards And Honors

Research And Grants

Investigator On

Publications

Selected Publications

  • Article

  • Book

    • Harvey, Eleanor Jones. 2020. Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture. Washington, DC;Princeton, New Jersey: Smithsonian American Art Museum in association with Princeton University Press. 2020
    • Truettner, William H., Mecklenburg, Virginia M., Harvey, Eleanor Jones, and Broun, Elizabeth. 2015. Nineteen American Masterworks from the Thelma and Melvin Lenkin Collection. Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum. 2015
    • Harvey, Eleanor Jones. 2012. The Civil War and American Art [Exhibition catalog] Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum in association with Yale University Press. 2012
    • Harvey, Eleanor Jones, Moser, Joann G., Mecklenburg, Virginia M., Gurney, George, and Speer, George. 2007. Variations on America: Masterworks from American Art Forum Collections. London: D. Giles Limited. 2007
  • Chapter

    • Harvey, Eleanor Jones. 2018. "Capturing the Cosmos." In Frederic Church's Olana on the Hudson: Art, Landscape, Architecture. Zukowski, Karen and Rosenbaum, Julia B., editors. 91–133. New York: Rizzoli. 2018
    • Harvey, Eleanor Jones. 2015. "John Alexander's Sleep of Reason." In Human/nature. The Ridiculous and Sublime: Recent Works by John Alexander. 20–31. Dallas: Meadows Museum of Art. 2015
    • Harvey, Eleanor Jones. 2014. "The South's Forgotten Painter." In Soldier Artist: Conrad Wise Chapman. Wall, Pamela Soulsbury, Grogan, Kevin, and Wilkins, Cary, editors. 1–3. Augusta: Morris Museum of Art. 2014
    • Harvey, Eleanor Jones. 2013. "A Visit From the Old Mistress." In Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection. Kagan, Neil and Hyslop, Stephen G., editors. 342–343. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books. 2013
    • Harvey, Eleanor Jones. 2013. "Aurora Borealis." In Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection. Kagan, Neil and Hyslop, Stephen G., editors. 288–289. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books. 2013
    • Harvey, Eleanor Jones. 2013. "The Iron Mine." In Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection. Kagan, Neil and Hyslop, Stephen G., editors. 178–179. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books. 2013
    • Harvey, Eleanor Jones. 2013. "The Lord is My Shepherd." In Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection. Kagan, Neil and Hyslop, Stephen G., editors. 184–185. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books. 2013
  • Review

    • Harvey, Eleanor Jones. 2015. [Book review] "Painters and Paintings in the Early American South." Early American Literature, (2), 576. 2015
    • Harvey, Eleanor Jones. 2014. [Book review] "An Irascible Artist : separating man from myth. Review of Whistler: A life for Art's Sake by Daniel E. Sutherland." American Scholar, (2), 116. 2014

Contact

Location

Mailing Address

  • MRC 970 PO Box 37012
    Washington DC 20013-7012