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Mark D. Mitchell

Yale Art Gallery
Holcombe T. Green Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture
New Haven, Connecticut
Mark D. Mitchell, is the Holcombe T. Green Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture. His research interests in American art extend from the colonial period to the later twentieth century, with particular depth in landscape and still-life painting. Exhibitions organized by him at Yale include: It Was a New Century: Reflections on Modern America, and Yosemite: Exploring the Incomparable Valley. He came to Yale in August 2015 from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where he organized Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life and George Inness in Italy. Mitchell began work in Philadelphia in 2007, having previously held curatorial posts at the National Academy Museum in New York and the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire. He has organized notable exhibitions of American landscape painting, including studies of George Inness, Francis Silva, and James Suydam, and contributed to important surveys of American drawings and watercolors at both the Hood Museum of Art and the Princeton University Art Museum. Mitchell was a co-curator of Art across America, a comprehensive survey of American art held at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul that was organized in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Mitchell holds a doctorate in American art from Princeton University and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.