Lara Yeager-Crasselt joined The Leiden Collection as Curator in 2017. 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. She oversees The Leiden Collection’s scholarly catalogue, research, and exhibitions, including its recent global exhibition tour in China, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Before coming to The Leiden Collection, Dr. Yeager-Crasselt 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.