Richard Aste joined the Brooklyn Museum in 2010 as Curator of European Art. He was formerly Associate Curator of European Art at the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico. Today he oversees Brooklyn’s holdings of European painting, sculpture, and works on paper from the Middle Ages through 1945 as well as the renowned Spanish colonial collection. Aste was born in Lima, Peru, and raised in Miami. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, his M.A. from Hunter College, and his Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center. He has taught art history at Hunter College and worked as an Old Master Paintings and Drawings specialist at Christie’s New York and Rome and Wildenstein & Co. Among his curatorial credits are Giulio Romano: Master Designer (1999); Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home (2013); and Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World (2015).