John Moors Cabot Chair
Art of the Americas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, USA

Elliot Bostwick Davis, curator at the Museum of Fine Art, Boston (MFA) and author of the retrospective book “Jamie Wyeth”. Davis joined MFA in January 2001 as John Moors Cabot Chair of the Art of the Americas Department where she has led the department’s curatorial staff in the planning and installation of the Museum’s new wing for the Art of the Americas. She has mounted a variety of installations and exhibitions during her tenure at the Museum including: Sargent’s Seven Sisters (2001); Things I Love: The Many Collections of William I. Koch (2005); Sargent, Chase, Cassatt: Master Paintings from a Private Collection (2006); “AMERICA!” (2007), the first major exhibition of 19th-century American painting to appear in Italy; Winslow Homer: American Scenes (2008); and John Singer Sargent and Mural Decoration (2009). Davis also oversees the organization of numerous other exhibitions, as well as important acquisitions and research related to the Art of the Americas collection. She has lectured widely and has co-authored and edited a range of publications for the MFA. She is co-author of American Paintings Highlights (2003); co-author of Edward Hopper (2007); and co-author and editor for A New World Imagined: Art of the Americas (MFA Publications, 2010), the new publication that highlights the MFA’s Art of the Americas collection.