Skip to Content

Gloria Groom


Gloria Groom is chair of Painting and Sculpture of Europe and David and Mary Winton Green Curator at the Art Institute of Chicago. Since joining the museum in 1985, she been involved in numerous major monographic exhibitions and their accompanying catalogues, including Monet and Chicago (2020–21), Manet and Modern Beauty (2019), Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist (2017), Van Gogh’s Bedrooms (2016), Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity (2012–13), and Seurat and the Making of “La Grande Jatte” (2004). Along with Caitlin Haskell, she is co-curator of the upcoming full-career retrospective Cezanne, opening in May 2022. 

Gloria continues to oversee monographic online scholarly catalogues on the museum’s Impressionist collection involving an international team of scholars, conservators, and scientists. To date she has written for and edited volumes on Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Caillebotte, Gauguin, and Manet—with Cezanne forthcoming. Her contributions to French art and culture have been recognized by the French Republic, which named her Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2012. In 2016 she was further recognized by the French, receiving a medal as Chevalier (Knight) in the Legion of Honor.

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions