On the Move: NMWA’s Clara Peeters at the National Gallery of Art
This monthly talk show, a spin-off of the 2021 GLAMi award-winning series BMA x NMWA, connects viewers to NMWA and its mission to champion women artists. Join us as hosts from the museum interview special guests, including artists, educators and curators; consider topics relevant to our world; and offer insight into collaborations that the museum is fostering while its building is closed for renovation.
In the first episode of NMWA xChange in 2022, museum staff members Virginia Treanor, PhD, associate curator, and Adrienne L. Gayoso, senior educator, welcome Alexandra Libby, PhD, associate curator of northern baroque paintings at the National Gallery of Art. This discussion centers on 17th-century Flemish artist Clara Peeters (1594–after 1657), whose work is on display at the National Gallery, and her importance to the development of still life painting. One of NMWA’s two works by Peeters, Still Life of Fish and Cat (after 1620), is currently on loan to the National Gallery as part of NMWA’s “Collection on the Move” project.
Libby, a specialist on the art of Peter Paul Rubens, has lectured and published widely on 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painting. She has contributed to the collection and exhibition catalogues The Leiden Collection Online Scholarly Catalogue (2016), Vermeer e il secolo d’oro dell’arte olandese (2012), and Human Connections in the Age of Vermeer (2011), as well as to the journals Artibus et Historiae and Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art.