Richard Aste

Richard Aste

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). 

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Center for Curatorial Leadership Announces 2016 Fellows

​ Center for Curatorial Leadership Announces Selection of Ninth Class of Curatorial Fellows Twelve Curators to Convene in 2016 for Five Months of Intensive Training   The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) has announced its ninth class of curatorial fellows, which includes twelve outstanding individuals from arts organizations in the ... Read More >

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Program Highlights | CCL 2016 Draws To A Close in NYC

Highlights from the Final Week of CCL 2016 The conclusion of the 2016 CCL program took place in New York during the final week of May. Twelve curators—some local, others from as far as Hong Kong, London, and Honolulu—joined CCL in the city for six days of business coursework, meetings ... Read More >

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Rich Aste (CCL 2016) Named Director of the McNay Art Museum

Rich Aste (CCL 2016) has been appointed Director of the McNay Art Museum. Following four years as an Associate Curator at the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, Rich joined the Brooklyn Museum in 2010 where he most recently served as Curator of European Art and Managing Curator, Arts of the Americas and ... Read More >