Senior curator leaves the RA

Gareth Harris, Issue 113/03, p15, 01.03.2013
Maryanne Stevens departs after 29 years
A key curator at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) has left the London-based institution after 29 years.

Maryanne Stevens, who organised the Manet: Portraying Life show, which runs until 14 April, left her post in late January.

A spokeswoman for the Royal Academy said: “She will continue her relationship with the RA by delivering a select number of ongoing projects… within a wider consultancy portfolio.”

Stevens, who joined the RA in 1983, created the learning department and overhauled the collections, library and archive.

She also curated key shows such as Post-impressionism (1979) and Monet in the 20th Century (1999).

In 2007, Stevens took up the post of director of academic affairs. She reported to Charles Saumarez Smith, who took over as secretary and chief executive in the same year.