Christine Coulson

Christine Coulson spent 25 years writing for The Metropolitan Museum of Art and left the museum as Senior Writer in 2019. She started at The Met in 1991 as a summer intern in the European Paintings Department and returned to start her first job there after graduate school in 1994. During her tenure, she rose through the ranks of the museum, working in the Development Office, the Director’s Office, and the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts.

In 2017, The Met gave Coulson a yearlong sabbatical to write Metropolitan Stories, her bestselling novel about the museum, after she published this personal essay in The New York Times. During the pandemic, she also published this Lit Hub essay about The Met during lockdown.

Her new novel, One Woman Show, will be released in the US and UK on October 17, 2023.

Coulson is also working on forthcoming collaborations with artist Ruan Hoffman and architect Elizabeth Roberts.

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