CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Dr. Alexandra Libby Senior Advisor for Curatorial and Conservation Initiatives and Associate Curator of Northern Baroque Paintings, National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, USA


Member of CODART since 2015

Exhibitions curated since 1999

CODART publications

Alexandra Libby, Betsy Wieseman, and Quentin Buvelot, “Where Science Meets Art: Presenting Technical Material in Museum Galleries”, CODARTfeatures, January 2023.

Selected publications


‘Peter Paul Rubens, “Nicolaas Rubens with Coral Necklace”, ca. 1619’
Alexandra Libby
Essay in 100 Masterpieces. Dutch and Flemish art (1350-1750). CODART Canon, pp. 126-127.
Tielt (Lannoo) 2021


‘From Personal Treasures to Public Gifts: The Flemish Painting Collection at the National Gallery of Art’
Alexandra Libby
Essay in America and the Art of Flanders. Collecting Paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Their Circles edited by Esmée Quodbach
University Park (Penn State University Press) 2020

 “Flemish Tapestry Design in the Wake of the Acts of the Apostles Series,” “Peter Paul Rubens/The Miraculous Draught of Fishes,” “Peter Paul Rubens/The Meeting of Abraham and Melchizidek,”
Alexandra Libby
in The Raphael Tapestries – Inspiration and Representation edited by Stephan Koja and Larissa Mohr, pp. 206-226.
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 2020 in Dresden (Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen) and Columbus, Ohio (Columbus Museum of Art).
Dresden (Sandstein Verlagh) 2020


‘The Master as Manager: Rubens and the Carleton Exchange’ and ‘Peter Paul Rubens/Daniel in the Lions’ Den’
Alexandra Libby
Essay and entry in Early Rubens edited by Sasha Suda, pp. 73-82 and 150-153.
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 2019-2020 in Toronto (Art Gallery of Ontario) and San Francisco (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco).
Munich, New York, London (Prestel Publishing) 2019


 ‘Innovation and Identity in Cornelis Gijsbrechts’s ‘A Hanging Wall Pouch”
Alexandra Libby
Article in Artibus et Historiae, no. 75 (2017), pp. 207-223


‘The Solomonic Ambitions of Isabel Clara Eugenia in Rubens’s The Triumph of the Eucharist Tapestry Series’
Alexandra Libby
Article in Journal of the Historians of Netherlandish Art

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