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Karina H. Corrigan

Karina H. Corrigan, The H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art


Corrigan's interests center on the material culture of global connections. She serves as PEM's H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art and oversees the largest, most comprehensive public collection of art made in China, Japan and India for export to other cultures.

Corrigan received a BA in Art History and Medieval Renaissance Studies from Wellesley College, an MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. Corrigan lectures and publishes on many aspects of Asian export art and has organized eight exhibitions drawn from PEM's notable collections including Taj Mahal, the Building of a Legend, Ebony and Ivory: Furniture from British India and Ceylon and Fish, Silk, Tea, Bamboo: Cultivating an Image of China. She served as the Coordinating Curator for PEM's nationally traveling exhibition Golden: Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection in 2011 and curated the exhibition Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age, which PEM co-organized with the Rijksmuseum. Corrigan received the 2020 Exhibition Award from the Association of American Art Curators for her work on PEM’s Asian Export Art gallery. Follow @asianexportart on Instagram.