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Eric Kjellgren

 Art History
University of Saint Thomas Saint Paul
United States of America


Eric Kjellgren’s primary area of research and curation of museum exhibitions is in the arts of the Pacific Islands and the indigenous peoples of Australia and Island Southeast Asia. He has worked extensively with contemporary Indigenous Australian painters in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia as well as with art and artists from many areas of the Pacific.  He is currently developing exhibitions and other projects for the American Museum of Asmat Art.

Research Interest

Contemporary Indigenous Australian painters


  • Kjellgren E. Oceania: art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Metropolitan Museum of Art; 2007.

  • Kjellgren E, Ivory CS. Adorning the world: art of the Marquesas Islands. Metropolitan Museum of Art; 2005.

  • Kjellgren E, Van Tilburg J, Kaeppler AL. Splendid isolation: art of Easter Island. Metropolitan Museum of Art; 2001.

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