As of now, circa half of the 100 museums in the USA that hold a significant collection of Dutch and Flemish art have a brief synopsis of their collection on the CODART website. At a glance, you can read about the size of the collection, the main highlights and artists, and which media are represented from which periods. Almost all texts were written by curators of the collection in question.
Among the represented museums are of course the well-known collections such as the National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, but one can also read about the many regional collections in the US, for example the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha. Equally important is the inclusion of fifteen university art galleries with holdings of art from the Low Countries, among which are the Harvard Art Museums, Spencer Museum of Art, and the Blanton Museum of Art.
Information about these museums with significant collections of Dutch and Flemish art and their new collection texts is available in our museums section. Unfortunately, not all museums have a synopsis yet. We aim to provide a text for these collections as well in the near future. Are you a curator of an American museum that does not yet have a description on the CODART website, then please contact us.
CODART aims to publish collection texts for many more collections in its database. By doing so, the CODART platform strives to provide easy access to Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide, including many smaller and lesser-known collections that hold artworks of exceptional importance but are not well known.
We are currently working on the collections in Canadian museums and museums in Central and Eastern Europe (including Germany). The completion of this part will be announced on the website.