Sylvain Bellenger

Sylvain Bellenger

Direttore, Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

Sylvain Bellenger is the director of the Museum and Royal Park of Capodimonte since November 2015. He was previously the Searle Chair and Curator of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Medieval through Modern European Painting and Sculpture. From 2005-2010 he was Conservateur en Chef du Patrimoine at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA) in Paris. He was Chair and Curator of the Department of European and American Painting and Sculpture at the Cleveland Museum of Art from 1999 to 2005. 

Bellenger has also been the recipient of a Henri Focillon scholarship at Yale University, a Kress Fellowship at the Center of Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and a Getty Curatorial Fellowship at the Getty Research Center in Los Angeles. He was the director of the Musée Giordet in Montargis, France from 1987-1991. From 1992-1999, he was the director of the Royal Chateau de Blois. A specialist of nineteenth-century art, Bellenger has curated several exhibitions in Europe and the United States. Born in Normandy, Bellenger studied philosophy and the history of art at the University of Caen, Paris Nanterre University, as well as at the Sorbonne and the prestigious École du Louvre.​


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