Dr. Christine I. Oaklander is an independent art historian and private art consultant with over thirty years of expertise in the field of American art. A native New Yorker, she earned the M.A. in art history from Williams College and the Ph.D. in American art history from the University of Delaware. From 2001-2006, she was Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Allentown Art Museum; from 2006-2013, she served as Arts Coordinator for Lehigh Valley Health Network. Other employers include the New-York Historical Society, Brandywine River Museum, Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, and the pre-eminent American art dealer Ira Spanierman. Currently, Dr. Oaklander works with private and institutional clients in buying, selling, and researching art as well as in organizing exhibitions. She has lectured at the Frick Collection, New-York Historical Society, Thomas Cole House, and at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. She has published articles with both scholarly and popular journals including the Maine Antique Digest and the Metropolitan Museum Journal. She is an advocate for many artists and arts organizations in the greater Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Her “find” in April 2014 of a trove of artistic and archival material from the estate of Henry Grant Plumb has led her to embark on an adventure of a lifetime.

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