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Sylvie Patry Named Deputy Director of Musée d’Orsay

The Barnes Foundation has announced that its chief curator Sylvie Patry will return to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris to become deputy director for curatorial affairs and collections. Patry will continue to collaborate as a consulting curator at the Barnes Foundation until 2019, during which time she will oversee a roster of exhibitions and complete a catalogue raisonné of the Barnes’s Cezanne collection.

“Sylvie has played an important role in building our dynamic special exhibition program, which brings living artists and new ideas into conversation with our permanent collection, and she has also expanded our relationship with leading arts institutions around the world,” said Thom Collins, executive director and president of the Barnes Foundation. “We are excited for Sylvie in her new role at the Musée d’Orsay, and are looking forward to collaborating with her in the years ahead.”

Prior to joining the Barnes in January 2016 as deputy director for collections and exhibitions and the Gund Family Chief Curator, Patry had served as chief curator of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings at the Musée d’Orsay for more than a decade.