CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Dr. Nicole Cook Senior Program Manager, Center for Netherlandish Art, Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Associate Member of CODART since 2017

Areas of specialization

  • 17th-century Netherlandish Art
  • Art history
  • Diversity
  • Museology
  • Technical art history
  • Women in the arts

Exhibitions curated since 1999

Selected publications


‘Titia Brongersma’s Polymathic Career and Spheres of Early Modern Creative Friendship’
Essay in Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art / Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, vol. 70, 2020: Ars Amicitia: Friendship in Netherlandish Art
Leiden (Brill) 2020


‘By Candlelight: Uncovering 17th-Century Women’s Nocturnal Creative Lives’
Nicole Cook
Essay in Women Artists and Patrons in the Netherlands, 1500-1700, edited by Elizabeth Sutton
Amsterdam (Amsterdam University Press) 2019


Godefridus Schalcken (1643-1706): Desire and Intimate Display
Ph.D. dissertation, University of Delaware, 2016

‘Genre Imagery in Early Modern Northern Europe: New Perspectives by Arthur DiFuria’
Nicole Cook
Review in Historians of Netherlandish Art Review of Books, November 2016


‘Eros, Intimität und Begehren in den Genrebildern von Godefridus Schalcken’  and ‘Eine alte Frau und ein junger Mann füttern einen Papagei
Nicole Cook
Essays in Schalcken: Gemalte Verführung, pp. 72-85 and 151-154
Edited by Anja Sevcik
Stuttgart (Wallraf-Richartz Museum) 2015