Alyce Perry Englund, Assistant Curator of American Decorative Arts, joined the American Wing in June 2015, and oversees the seventeenth- to early nineteenth-century furniture collections. Previously she worked at the Wadsworth Atheneum; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Historic New England (SPNEA). She received her MA from the Winterthur Program in American material culture, a BA in art history from the University of Vermont, and is an alumna of The Attingham Study Programme. She has organized exhibitions on topics such as decorative arts from Connecticut, poetry and art, and the Civil War, and has published scholarship on japanned furniture, Connecticut's Federal Era cabinetmakers, and folk art. At The Met, she curated Simple Gifts: Shaker at the Met (2016–17) and co-curated Chippendale's Director: The Designs and Legacy of a Furniture Maker (2018–19).
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