A View from New Amsterdam
Adam Eaker, Assistant Curator of European Paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art
This lecture will explore the stature and reputation of Dutch and Flemish art in the United States. Topics to be discussed will include Dutch colonial legacies in the US, ongoing academic debates and their impact on museum acquisitions and exhibitions, as well as the recent engagement of scholars and curators with questions of social and racial justice.
About Adam Eaker
Adam Eaker is Assistant Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he is responsible for Northern European and British painting before 1800. He studied art history at Yale University and Columbia University, where he received his PhD in 2016. Before joining the staff of The Met, he served as the Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow and subsequently guest curator at the Frick Collection, where he co-curated the exhibition Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture (2016). At The Met, Adam has curated the exhibition In Praise of Painting, which is currently on view.