Charlotte Vignon

Photograph of Charlotte Vignon

Charlotte Vignon is Curator of Decorative Arts at The Frick Collection, as well as a Visiting Associate Professor at the Bard Graduate Center, New York. Vignon has organized a number of exhibitions at the Frick, including Exuberant Grotesques: Renaissance Maiolica from the Fontana Workshop (2009); Turkish Taste at the Court of Marie-Antoinette (2011); Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collection (2014); Coypel's Don Quixote Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in Eighteenth-Century France (2015); From Sèvres to Fifth Avenue: French Porcelain at The Frick Collection (2015); Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection (2016); Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court (2016) and Fired by Passion: Du Paquier Porcelain from the Sullivan Collection (2017). She was co-curator with Anne L. Poulet of White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain (2011), and with Ian Wardropper of Gold, Jasper, and Carnelian: Johann Christian Neuber at the Saxon Court (2012). Vignon has contributed to several publications, most recently, the volume accompanying the Gouthière exhibition. She is also the author of The Frick Collection Decorative Arts Handbook (2015). In May 2018, she was awarded the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy. A native of France, Vignon received her Ph.D. from the Sorbonne, Paris, with a dissertation on the dealings of the Duveen Brothers in European decorative arts and Chinese porcelain between 1880 and 1940. She has held fellowships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and The Frick Collection, where she was an Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow.