Justin Brown

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European Art, 1600–1800

Justin M. Brown studies seventeenth-century European art and material culture with a focus on the Dutch colonial Atlantic world. His research explores the intersections of humanism and science in Dutch visual culture with a special interest in the invention of natural and human diversity as a visual phenomenon. His other interests include race and the Enlightenment, the aesthetics of consumption, missionary art of the Franciscan Order, and art and empire. Prior to coming to Yale, Justin worked for two years on temporary and permanent exhibitions as the Luce Curatorial Assistant in American Art at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts.