the Norton Museum of Art announced the appointment of Anke Van Wagenberg, Ph.D. to the position of Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Senior Curator of American and European Art. In this expanded position, Van Wagenberg will be responsible for developing innovative, original exhibitions of European and American paintings, sculpture, and works on paper; proposing acquisitions that will enhance the museum’s collection in this area; and overseeing care of the Museum’s permanent collection.
Van Wagenberg specializes in Dutch and Flemish painting of the Golden Age, particularly Dutch painters Jan Baptist Weenix and Jan Weenix, on whom she published an 800-page catalogue raisonné. During her tenure at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, she was responsible for the organization and curation of the exhibition Vero Collects, which featured 132 artworks from over 50 collectors in Vero Beach and was accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue. Prior to Vero Beach, she served as Chief Curator at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland, where she organized 96 exhibitions, featuring artists including Rubens, Rauschenberg, Turrell, Diebenkorn, and Ann Truitt—as well as created the museum’s Artist-in-Residency program.
“I am thrilled to embark upon this next chapter at the Norton—a highly respected, leading institution that consistently produces shows with scholarly backing,” said Van Wagenberg. “The Norton has proven to be a significant cultural force in the
“We are thrilled to add Dr. Anke Van Wagenberg to the Norton family and are eager to see the ways she applies her expansive knowledge of European and American art to further our mission of serving as a vital cultural resource to the region,” saidGhislain d’Humières, Kenneth C. Griffin Director and CEO of the Norton Museum of Art. “Her indisputable expertise in the field and impressive curatorial track record make her a terrific addition to the team.”
Previously, Van Wagenberg has held curatorial and research positions at the National Gallery of Art, the Netherlands Institute for Art History, and The Walters Art Museum, among others. She has held teaching positions at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and within the University of Maryland system, covering a wide range of curricula across the discipline. Van Wagenberg earned her doctorate in Art History from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.
“I am thrilled to embark upon this next chapter at the Norton—a highly respected, leading institution that consistently produces shows with scholarly backing,” said Van Wagenberg. “The Norton has proven to be a significant cultural force in the region, and I am excited to leverage my years of experience, knowledge, and passion to build upon that momentum.”
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