Carrie Rebora Barratt
Carrie Rebora Barratt is Associate Director for Collections and Administration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She serves as project manager for and liaison to the departments that report to the Director’s Office—curatorial, conservation, scientific research, editorial, libraries, photo studio, image library, and the Antonio Ratti Textile Center. Prior to assuming this position in September 2009, Carrie was a Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture and Manager of The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art. As manager of The Luce Center, the American Wing’s visible storage facility, she oversaw the display and electronic cataloguing of more than ten thousand works of American fine and decorative art on view in that facility. Exhibitions curated by Carrie include American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life 1765–1915 (2009–10), Gilbert Stuart (2005), Queen Victoria and Thomas Sully (2001), and John Singleton Copley in America (1995–96), among many others. She has also curated thematic shows on American Folk art, portraits of artists, period frames, and American drawings. Her collection catalogue of the Metropolitan’s American portrait miniatures will be published in late 2009.
A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Carrie received a master’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1984 and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 1990.