Linda Horvitz Roth is Director of Curatorial Special Projects and Charles C. and Eleanor Lamont Cunningham Curator of European Decorative Arts at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut. She has worked at the Wadsworth Atheneum for 40 years and oversees some 10,000 objects. Since joining the Atheneum’s curatorial department in 1980, Roth has organized several exhibitions, including J. Pierpont Morgan, Collector: European Decorative Arts from the Wadsworth Atheneum (1987); Theater, Dance, and Porcelain in the Eighteenth Century (2004–2005); and Morgan: Mind of the Collector (Wadsworth Atheneum, 2017). In 2000 she published French Eighteenth-Century Porcelain at the Wadsworth Atheneum: the J. Pierpont Morgan Collection, and is also the author of several articles on 18th- and 19th-century French porcelain. Roth was co-curator of the 2015 re-installation of European art at the Wadsworth.

Roth earned her BA in 1976 from Bowdoin College, where joined as a board member in 1992 and continues to serve as a board trustee emerita. At Bowdoin, she was a founding member of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art Advisory Committee, serving as chairwoman for several years, and as a member of the Bowdoin College board’s Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Facilities committees. Roth holds an M.A. in Art History from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.