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Meet the Staff

Dita Amory

Robert Lehman Curator in Charge

Dita Amory studied art history at Trinity College, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she earned a master’s degree. From 1978 to 1982, she was librarian to Rachel Mellon, Oak Spring Garden Library. From 1983 to 1996, she was Curator of drawings, then Chief Curator at the National Academy of Design. She joined the Met in 1997 as Assistant Curator of the Robert Lehman Collection, taking charge of the department in 2007 as Acting Associate Curator in Charge, and later Curator in Charge. In addition to Lehman Collection exhibitions, she curated Pierre Bonnard: the Late Interiors, Madame Cézanne, and Félix Vallotton. Dita serves on the Board of Trustees of the Robert Lehman Foundation.

Selected Publications

Met Publications: Selected Publications by Dita Amory

Met Blogs: Articles by Dita Amory

"Introduction: 'The Very Singular Vallotton,'" Félix Vallotton, exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts, 2019.

Manus Gallagher

Principal Departmental Technician

Sarah Gonzalez

Assistant Administrator

Sarah Gonzalez manages the daily operations of the department while working closely with curators and technicians on exhibition development, outgoing loans, collections care, departmental outreach, and fiscal management. Sarah joined The Met in 2019, working with administration and collection management for both RLC and European Paintings. Prior to joining The Met, she was a digital archivist with the General Services Administration, aiding in the implementation of a database for federally-owned building drawings. Sarah received her BA in art history from Florida State University with a minor in museum studies and her MA from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Alison Manges Nogueira


Alison Manges Nogueira joined the Robert Lehman Collection staff in 2010. A specialist in Italian Renaissance art, she has curated several collection-based exhibitions of paintings, drawings, and manuscripts, including Art in Renaissance Venice, 1400–1515: Paintings and Drawings from the Museum's Collections, and Italian Renaissance Drawings in the Robert Lehman Collection. Prior to her current position, she contributed to the Met exhibitions, Leonardo da Vinci: Master Draftsman and Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books 1300-1500, and was also a Theodore Rousseau Fellow. She received a BA from Yale University, and an MA and PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, N.Y.U., with a dissertation on ducal portraiture in Renaissance Milan.