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New York 2016 ISPA Congress- Mariët Westermann
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Mariët Westermann, Speaker (SESSION II | Who's Paying the Bill? And What's the Cost?; Tuesday, January 12, 2016) at the New York 2016 ISPA Congress, Performance!. View the full Schedule of Events

Mariët Westermann

Mariët Westermann | Speaker

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Vice President

Mariët Westermann is vice president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where she directs the grantmaking portfolio.  Prior to taking up her position at the Foundation in 2010, she was provost and chief academic officer of New York University Abu Dhabi, having started the development of the campus in 2007. At NYU, she was also director and professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, after having served as associate director of research and academic programs at the Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts, and as assistant and associate professor at Rutgers University. 

A historian of European art, she is the author of several books, including A Worldly Art: The Dutch Republic 1585-1718 (selected as a notable book of the year by New York Times),The Amusements of Jan Steen: Comic Painting in the 17th Century,and Rembrandt: Art and Ideas. She has edited several books of essays, including Anthropologies of Art, and co-authored, with Hilary Ballon, Art History and Its Publications in the Electronic Age.  Collaborating frequently with museums, she wrote the Rijksmuseum Dossier: Johannes Vermeer and served as guest curator and catalogue author of the exhibition Art and Home: Dutch Interiors in the Age of Rembrandt (Newark Museum andDenver Art Museum). Her current research concerns Dutch art in the global 17th century, and the Garden of Eden in the imagination of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.She has received fellowships and grants from the American Philosophical Society, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Clark Art Institute, and National Endowment for the Humanities.


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