Anne Poulet

Not to be confused with Anne Poulett.
Anne Poulet
Born Anne Litle Poulet
(1942-03-20) March 20, 1942
United States
Nationality American
Alma mater Sweet Briar College
New York University Institute of Fine Arts
Spouse(s) François Poulet

Anne L. Poulet (born March 20, 1942) is a retired American art historian. Poulet is an expert in the area of French art, particularly sculpture. In her career, she organized two major monographic exhibitions on the French sculptors Clodion and Jean-Antoine Houdon, respectively.


Poulet received a B.A. degree from Sweet Briar College, a private all women's college in Sweet Briar, Virginia, in 1964 and graduated cum laude. She then completed her graduate studies at the New York University Institute of Fine Arts in 1970.

After serving for twenty years as curator in the department of decorative arts and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, she was appointed the director of The Frick Collection in October 2003. She became the first female director in the museum's history. She retired in 2011 and was succeeded by Ian Wardropper.[1]




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Preceded by
Samuel Sachs II
Director, The Frick Collection
2003 – 2011
Succeeded by
Ian Wardropper
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