Visiting Senior Scholar for Drawings
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Ph.D., Harvard University
M.A., Harvard University
B.A., Harvard University
After spending 40 years at the National Gallery of Art in Washington—30 of those years as curator of Old Master drawings—Grasselli has returned to her roots at Harvard to take up positions that will allow her to teach, work with students and fellows, collaborate with museum colleagues, and research the collection of the museums’ drawings. An expert on French drawings, in particular those of the 18th century, Grasselli has written or contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues and published many notes, articles, and reviews in professional journals. She has also organized or co-organized several important exhibitions for the National Gallery of Art, including Watteau: 1684–1721 (1984); The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections (1995); Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France (2003); Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500–1800 (2009); and Hubert Robert, 1733–1808 (2016).
(Contributor). Tradition and Transitions: Eighteenth-Century French Art from The Horvitz Collection, ed. Alvin L. Clark, Jr. Boston: The Horvitz Collection, 2017.
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan, and Yuriko Jackall, eds. Hubert Robert, 1733–1808. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art in association with Lund Humphries, 2016.
“Hubert Robert, maître dessinateur.” In Hubert Robert: Un peintre visionnaire, ed. Guillaume Faroult, 57–64. Paris: Musée du Louvre/Somogy éditions de l’art, 2016.
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan, and Arthur Wheelock, eds. The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2012.