Carrie Rebora Barratt
|Occupation||Art historian, museum administrator|
|Known for||American art history|
|Alma mater||University of Illinois at Chicago (BA) University of California, Los Angeles (MA) City University of New York (PhD)|
|Thesis||The American Academy of the Fine Arts, New York, 1802–1842 (1990)|
|Discipline||Art history, not-for-profit administration|
|Sub-discipline||Public gardens, plant science, horticulture|
|Institutions||The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Botanical Garden|
Carrie Rebora Barratt (born April 9, 1959) is an American art historian specializing in American art and museum administration. She has worked in this domain in New York City since the 1980s. Barratt was Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture (1989–2009), and Manager of the Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art (1989–2009) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has been the Chief Executive Officer and William C. Steere Sr. President of The New York Botanical Garden since 2018, with a planned departure from the organization at the end of summer 2020. Prior to that, she spent over thirty years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a curator and administrator.
Barratt was born in Chicago and holds a BA in history of art and architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed a masters in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a PhD in art history from the City University of New York.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Barratt joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1984 as a summer intern. In subsequent years, she received a Chester Dale Fellowship in 1987 and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in 1988 to write her doctoral dissertation.
Barratt was Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture (2001–2009), and Manager of the Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art (1989–2009). In 2009 she was named Deputy Director for Collections and Administration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a position she held until 2018.
The New York Botanical Garden
On July 1, 2018, Barratt became the CEO and President of The New York Botanical Garden, the ninth person and first woman to lead the organization in this role. On July 8, 2020, Barratt announced that she would step down from her position at the end of the summer of 2020.
- Jasper Cropsey Watercolors: Catalogue and Essay, National Academy of Design (New York, NY), 1985.
- The Art of Henry Inman, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC), 1987.
- John Singleton Copley in America, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), 1995.
- John Singleton Copley and Margaret Kemble Gage: Turkish Fashion in 18th-Century America, Putnam Foundation (San Diego, CA), 1998.
- Queen Victoria and Thomas Sully, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 2000.
- Gilbert Stuart, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 2004.
- "How the New York Botanical Garden's CEO is spreading the message of plant love". Crain's New York Business. 22 February 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
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- Kahn, Eve M. (15 February 2018). "New York Botanical Garden Names Its First Female President". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
- "Metropolitan Museum of Art Administrator Named President of New York Botanical Garden". www.artforum.com. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
- "La primera mujer presidente del Jardín Botánico de Nueva York". ELMUNDO (in Spanish). 21 February 2018. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
- "Carrie Rebora Barratt Steps Down as NYBG CEO and President" (PDF). NYBG Press Releases. 8 July 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 July 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
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- "First Woman and GC Alumna to Lead The New York Botanical Garden". www.gc.cuny.edu. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
- "Carrie Rebora Barratt – The Artifact in the Age of New Media". artifact-symposium.wikis.bgc.bard.edu. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
- Landi, Ann (December 2009). "Spotlight: Campbell's 'Right Hand'" (PDF). ArtNews: 54–56. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
- "Carrie Rebora Barratt, PH.D. » New York Botanical Garden". New York Botanical Garden. Retrieved 28 January 2019.