Adam Eaker is Assistant Curator in the Department of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He is a specialist in Northern European painting of the 16th through the 18th century and was previously a visiting scholar at the Rubenianum Research Institute for Flemish Art in Antwerp. Before joining the staff of The Met, he served as an Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow and subsequently guest curator at the Frick Collection, where he co-curated the exhibition Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture (2016).
Books by Adam Eaker
Interviews with Adam Eaker
Still Life with Oysters and Lemon: On Objects and Intimacy
by Mark Doty
The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age
by Simon Schama
by Lawrence Gowing
Rembrandt's Enterprise: The Studio and the Market
by Svetlana Alpers
Art of the Everyday: Dutch Painting and the Realist Novel
by Ruth Bernard Yeazell
The past may be a foreign country, but the world portrayed in the art of the Dutch Masters is not so very far from our own, says Adam Eaker of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. For a society that struggles with materialism and consumption, there are a lot of lessons to be learnt from the 17th century Golden Age.