Speaker Anke Van Wagenberg


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Anke Van Wagenberg

“To Curate or Not to Curate: The Ins and Outs of Curating Exhibitions”
Monday – May 7, 2018 7-9pm
Talbot Community Center, Wye Oak Room

 Anke Van Wagenberg, holds a Ph.D. in Art History (1997), from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and an M.A. in Art History and Archaeology, also from Amsterdam. She specializes in Northern Baroque and Renaissance; as well as in Contemporary Art. Anke has won numerous grants, most recently from the American Philosophical Society, the Netherland-America Foundation, the John Anson Kitteridge Educational Fund Grant, the Historians in Netherlandish Art Fellowship, and from The Getty Foundation in Los Angeles.

She came to the US in 1986 as a Research and Exhibition Assistant at the National Gallery of Art, where she worked in Northern Baroque on the Permanent Collection and several Dutch and Flemish exhibitions, followed by a year as Associate Researcher at The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 

She taught Art History for 12 years, at Salisbury University (University of Maryland System), at UMES, and at Washington College in Chestertown. She has published regularly and continues research on her dissertation topic of the Driekoningenfeest (Twelfth Night) and is has recently finished the catalogue raisonné Jan Baptist Weenix and Jan Weenix: The Paintings, to be published in 2017.

She serves as Senior Curator at the Academy Art Museum, where she is responsible for all exhibitions and the Permanent Collection. She recently curated the exhibitions including From Rubens to the Grand Tour and

James Turrell Perspectives; Pat Steir: A View; Mark Rothko and Robert Rauschenberg: ROCI Works from the National Gallery of Art and another c. 15 exhibitions per year. Anke lives in Easton with her husband Maurits. They have two children.


Visitors are welcome to attend the seminar.