Muses on the Mount
Holy Cross Celebrates 40 Years of Women in the Arts

Reunion Presented by the Visual Arts Department
March 22-24, 2013

2013 marks the 40th anniversary of women’s admittance to Holy Cross.

Charlotte N. Eyerman, Ph.D.

Dr. Charlotte N. Eyerman is an art historian focusing on modern and contemporary art, with a scholarly specialization in late 19th-century French art. Since 2010, she has served as Director of FRAME (French Regional American Museum Exchange, a non-profit international museum consortium) for North America, for which she provides executive leadership.

Dr. Eyerman has previously held positions as a Director at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills (2009-10); Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum (2006-2009); and Assistant Curator of Paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum (2002-2006).  She launched a museum consulting business, elucidART, Inc. (Los Angeles, 2000-2001) and served on the faculty at Union College, Schenectady, NY from 1994-2001. In 1996, Eyerman was was named the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Assistant Professor for excellence in teaching and scholarship. Dr. Eyerman has also taught at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena and the University of Southern California.  

She has published and lectured extensively on modern and contemporary art, nationally and internationally. Dr. Eyerman has curated numerous exhibitions, including Picasso, Braque, Léger and the International Language of Cubism (Rome, Spring 2013); Artistic Evolution: Contemporary Artists at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 1945-1963, a Pacific Standard Time initiative (LA, 2011-2012, which was critically acclaimed and noted as a top ten exhibition among over sixty); Tom Friedman: REAM; Doug Aitken: Migration Empire; and Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976 (St. Louis, 2008-2009), which was honored with numerous awards for the exhibition and catalogue. She was co-curator of Courbet and the Modern Landscape (Getty, 2006) and co-author of the scholarly catalogue, among many others. As a curator at the Saint Louis Art Museum and at the Getty Museum she also made  many significant acquisitions for the permanent collections. She earned Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in the History of Art from the University of California at Berkeley (1997, 1990), and received her B.A. (English, cum laude) from the College of the Holy Cross (1987). At Holy Cross she pursued study abroad in France (1986), was a member of the Varsity Crew team (1983-85), and served on the Hanify-Howland Lecture Committee (1986-87).  

Presently, Dr. Eyerman serves on the Board of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates. Previously, she has served on the Boards of the Alliance Française de St. Louis; Girls, Inc., St. Louis; and the Association of Art Museum Curators. She is involved in numerous philanthropic activities supporting the arts and education in Los Angeles and beyond. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

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