Edouard Kopp Named Curator of Drawings

Will oversee the Art Museums’ pre-twentieth-century drawings.

Edouard Kopp

The Harvard Art Museums have named Edouard Kopp the Abrams associate curator of drawings in the museums’ division of European and American Art, officials announced this week. Overseeing the collection of pre-twentieth-century drawings, Kopp will develop exhibitions and public lectures while organizing the rotation of works on paper within many of the museums’ galleries. 

Previously, Kopp served as associate curator of drawings for the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where he was responsible for French and Germanic drawings. He has co-curated two international loan shows: The Work of Nature: The Landscapes of Théodore Rousseau—displayed at the Getty and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, in 2016-17—and an exhibition focused on the sculptor and draftsman Edmé Bouchardon, on view at the Musée du Louvre and the Getty, also in 2016-17.

(Kopp has written about the drawings of Bouchardon, as well as the eighteenth-century French collector Pierre-Jean Mariette. He is currently turning his doctoral dissertation into a book that will be released by Getty Publications in 2016.)

“We are thrilled to welcome such an accomplished scholar and art historian to the Harvard Art Museums,” said Ethan Lasser, interim head of the division of European and American art, and Winthrop associate curator of American art, in the official announcement. “Edouard brings a fresh perspective and rigorous eye to the storied collection of drawings, and his enthusiasm will engage audiences across the University and visitors from around the world.”

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