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Lara Yeager-Crasselt is the Curator and Department Head of European Painting and Sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art. A specialist in seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish art, she earned her PhD in Art History from the University of Maryland, and her BA in History and Art History from Vassar College. Prior to joining the Baltimore Museum of Art, Dr. Yeager-Crasselt served as the Curator of The Leiden Collection from 2017 until 2022, overseeing The Leiden Collection’s scholarly catalogue, research, and exhibitions, including its global exhibition tour, and curating a number of focused exhibitions. She has also held positions at the Clark Art Institute, the National Gallery of Art, and KU Leuven (as a Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellow), in addition to a number of teaching appointments. Most recently, she served as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art at Vassar College. Dr. Yeager-Crasselt is the author of the book Michael Sweerts (1618–1664): Shaping the Artist and the Academy in Rome and Brussels (Brepols Publishers, 2015), as well as numerous articles and catalogue entries on the art of the Netherlands and Italy in the early modern period.


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