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Eleanor Hughes

Eleanor Hughes

Deputy Director, Art & Program

Eleanor Hughes provides strategic direction and leadership for a program of collection installations, special exhibitions, conservation and technical research, and education/public programs that engages diverse audiences and builds support for the Walters.

Hughes comes to Baltimore from the Yale Center for British Art, in New Haven, Connecticut, where as associate director of exhibitions and publications and associate curator, she played a key role in formulating the overall program of exhibitions and publications presented by the Center.

A scholar of 18th-century British art, Hughes has published widely and curated exhibitions at the Yale Center for British Art including Pearls to Pyramids: British Visual Culture and the Levant, 1600–1830 (2008); Seascapes: Marine Paintings and Watercolors from the U Collection (2009); and Spreading Canvas: Eighteenth-century British Marine Painting (upcoming in Fall 2016).

A graduate of Smith College, where she double-majored in History of Art and French Language and Literature, Hughes holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.