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Karina Corrigan brings her expertise to this talk on the collecting of Asian export art (art made in China, Japan, and South Asia for export around the world) by Doris Duke, her parents, and others in the 19th and 20th centuries. Her talk will highlight pieces on display in our special exhibition, Inspired by Asia: Highlights from the Duke Family Collection.
Karina is the Associate Director – Collections and the H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art at the Peabody Essex Museum. As Associate Director – Collections, she is responsible for spearheading research on PEM’s rich and storied collection, enhancing access to the collection through increased documentation, digitization, and display, and building the collection through new acquisitions. In her curatorial practice, she oversees the largest, most comprehensive public collection of cross-cultural art from China, Japan, and South Asia. Corrigan received a 2020 Award of Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators for her work on PEM’s Sean M. Healey Family Gallery of Asian Export Art. She has organized ten changing exhibitions drawn from PEM’s notable collections including Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age, co-organized with the Rijksmuseum and most recently, Power and Perspective: Early Photography in China, on display at PEM from September 24, 2022 to April 2, 2023. Corrigan received a BA in Art History and Medieval Renaissance Studies from Wellesley College, an MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture.