The Bennett Prize


Gloria Groom

Gloria Groom is the Winton Green Curator of 19th-Century European Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago where she also serves as chair of European Painting and Sculpture. Groom received her Ph.D. in Art History from The University of Texas at Austin and holds a certificate in museology from the Louvre in Paris. A noted scholar of the Impressionists, Groom has been involved with numerous major exhibitions and the accompanying catalogues, including Cezanne (2022), Monet and Chicago (2020), Manet and Modern Beauty (2019), Gaugin: Artist as Alchemist (2017), Van Gogh’s Bedrooms (2016), and Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity (2012), among others. She has written for and edited volumes on Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Caillebotte, Gauguin, Manet and Cezanne. For her efforts on behalf of, and her contributions to, French culture she has been recognized by the Republic of France, which has named her an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters and a Chevalier in the Legion of Honour, the highest French order of merit for which she has been named executive director of Initiatives in France, Chevalier d'Honneur, at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her current project is a retrospective exhibition on Gustave Caillebotte, to open at the Musée d'Orsay Paris in October 2024, the Getty Museum Los Angeles in February 2025 and at the Art Institute of Chicago in June 2025.