Denise Murrell Bio

Denise Murrell is the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University and Curator of the Wallach’s exhibition Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today, based on the dissertation for her 2014 Columbia PhD. She earned two other degrees from Columbia: a master’s in 2004 and an M.Phil in 2010. She is also the author of the exhibition’s catalogue, published by Yale University Press. She is co-curator of an expanded version of the exhibition, titled Le Modèle Noir de Géricault à Matisse, to be shown at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, in spring 2019, and is an essayist in the Modèle Noir exhibition catalogue.