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Education  Yale University
Eleanor Jones Harvey
Books  The Civil War and American, The Painted Sketch: A, The Voyage of the Iceber, An Impressionist Sensibilit

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Eleanor Jones Harvey is a senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.


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Eleanor Harvey was born in Washington, D.C., and earned a B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia, as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University, in Art History. She served as curator of American art at the Dallas Museum of Art from 1992-2002. In January 2003, she became the curator for the Luce Foundation Center for American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and served as the museum's Chief Curator from 2003 until 2012. Her research interests include 19th- and 20th-century American art, landscape painting, southwestern abstraction and Texas art. Her most recent exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum are The Civil War and American Art in 2012-13, Variations on America: Masterworks from the American Art Forum Collections in 2007 and An Impressionist Sensibility: The Halff Collection in 2006.


  • Eleanor Jones Harvey (2013-02-05). "America's Moral Volcano". Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  • The Civil War and American Art. Yale University Press. 2012. ISBN 9780300187335. 
  • Eleanor Jones Harvey, Gerald L. Carr, The Voyage of the Icebergs: Frederic Church's Arctic Masterpiece, Dallas Museum of Art, 2002, ISBN 9780300095364
  • The painted sketch: American impressions from nature, 1830-1880, H.N. Abrams, 1998, ISBN 9780810963641
  • An impressionist sensibility: the Halff collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2006, ISBN 9781904832324
  • Avery, Kevin J. & Kelly, Frank (2003). Hudson River school visions: the landscapes of Sanford R. Gifford. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. ISBN 9780300101843.  (has essay by Harvey)
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