Ellen McBreen is an art historian of late 19th-early 20th century French art and visual culture.
She is associate professor in art history at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, where she teaches courses on modern and contemporary art. She holds a BA from Harvard University and an MA/PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
In addition to her current teaching, writing and curatorial work, McBreen worked as a museum educator for Paris Muse, the company she founded in 2002.
Since then, she’s been interested in mining the connections between the classroom, studio, and gallery. In 2011, she was invited by the Guggenheim Museum to deliver the first annual Robert Rosenblum lecture for emerging art historians.
She divides her time between Providence, Rhode Island
and Paris, France.