Christophe Leribault

  • Christophe Leribault

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    Director of the Petit Palais

    Christophe Leribault is a heritage curator and has been the director of the Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, since 2013. A graduate of the École du Louvre and the École du Patrimoine, in 1999 he defended his thesis at the Sorbonne on the 18th century painter Jean-François de Troy. A former scholarship winner of the J.-Paul Getty Museum and resident at the Villa Medici in Rome, he also won the Focillon scholarship at Yale University. After working from 1990 to 2006 as a curator of the paintings and drawings of the Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris, he joined the Louvre, as deputy director of the Département des Arts Graphiques, and, at the same time, director of the Musée Delacroix, before becoming the director of the Petit Palais five years ago.

    He has been the curator or co-curator of over 30 exhibitions including, at the Louvre: Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (2007-2008), L’Antiquité rêvée (2010-2011) and Eugène Isabey (2012); at the Musée Delacroix: Delacroix et la Photographie (2008), Fantin-Latour, Manet, Baudelaire (2011), Delacroix, des fleurs en hiver. Othoniel / Cretten (2012) and, more recently at the Petit Palais, Paris 1900, la ville spectacle (2014); Le Baroque des Lumières: Chefs d’œuvres des églises de Paris au XVIIIe siècle (2017), and Anders Zorn, le maître de la peinture suédoise (2017). He is preparing a major multidisciplinary exhibition for next year entitled Paris romantique.

    © Pierre Antoine

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