All posts by Richard Aste

Richard Aste

Richard Aste joined the Brooklyn Museum in the spring of 2010 as Curator of European Art. From 2007 until 2010, he was Associate Curator of European Art at Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico. There he organized the exhibitions El Greco to Goya: Masterpieces of Spanish Painting from the Prado and The Journey to Impressionism and co-curated Masterpieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce and The Age of Rodin. Aste has taught at Hunter College and worked as an Old Master paintings and drawings specialist at Christie’s New York and Rome. He has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues, among them Giulio Romano: Master Designer (Hunter College Art Gallery, New York) and Venus and Love: Michelangelo and the New Ideal of Beauty (Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence). Aste received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, his M.A. from Hunter College, and his M.Phil. from the CUNY Graduate Center, where he is pursuing his Ph.D. As Curator of European Art, he will also oversee the Brooklyn Museum's Spanish colonial collection.

Francisco Oller

Paris and Puerto Rico Unite in Brooklyn Acquisition

On June 6th, our recently acquired painting by Francisco Oller (1833-1917), the most important Puerto Rican artist of the nineteenth century, will go on view…

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Vasily Vereshchagin. The Road of the War Prisoners

Refining the Russian Collection

When I arrived at the Brooklyn Museum in the spring of 2010, I began a careful review of the Russian holdings and within months my…

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Aleksandr Yakovlev. Model Washing Her Hair.

From Russia—To Brooklyn—With Love

The Brooklyn Museum celebrates for the first time in over eighty years its renowned collection of modern Russian paintings with its newest installation, Russian Modern….

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Pierre Bonnard. The Bath, Second Version.

Four Bathing Beauties, Together for the First Time

Four Bathers by Degas and Bonnard offers an intimate look at bathing scenes by Edgar Degas (1834–1917) and Pierre Bonnard (1867–1947) completed in Paris and…

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Gerrit Dou. Self-Portrait.


Last week at the Frick Collection in upper Manhattan, H. Perry Chapman, Professor of Art History at the University of Delaware and author of Rembrandt’s…

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Joseph Stella. The Virgin.

There’s a New Girl in Town

Today an American beauty goes on view in the Museum’s European Beaux-Art Court. The Virgin by the Italo-American Futurist Joseph Stella joins the Court’s Old…

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An Artist and his Model

So, now that you know Rossetti’s Silence is on view for a limited time in the Museum’s Beaux-Arts Court, let’s enhance your visit by getting…

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Silence on View

Beginning today, Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Silence, one of the Brooklyn Museum’s finest European works on paper, will be on view for the first time in…

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