Lee Glazer

Associate Curator of American Art


Lee Glazer, American art curatorCurator of American art Lee Glazer specializes in American art of the Gilded Age. Since joining the Freer│Sackler in 2007, Dr. Glazer has organized a number of exhibitions, including Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy LucreWinslow Homer: Four Views of NatureSeascapes: Tryon and Sugimoto; and An American in London: Whistler and the Thames. She is the author of A Perfect Harmony: The American Collection in the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art(2013) and co-editor of James McNeill Whistler in Context (2008), East West Interchanges in American Art (2012), and Palaces of Art: Whistler and the Art Worlds of Aestheticism (2013). In 2011 she reinstalled the Peacock Room to its appearance in 1908, when its shelves were filled with Asian ceramics collected and arranged by museum founder Charles Lang Freer, and she is the author of the accompanying publication, The Peacock Room Comes to America (2012). Dr. Glazer is currently working with the Freer│Sackler’s Department of Conservation and Scientific Research on a cross-disciplinary study of Whistler’s watercolors that will be the basis of a special exhibition and publication planned for 2019.