About the Movie

Eric Kjellgren

Eric Kjellgren is Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede Associate Curator for Oceanic Art, Department of Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Eric KjellgrenHis specialized research interests include the art, culture, religion, and oral traditions of Oceania.

Prior to joining the Metropolitan Museum, he was Assistant to the Associate Curator of North American Collections at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University (1985-86), and Research Assistant at the Bernice P. Bishop Museum in Honolulu (1990-93).

His recent publications include

Splendid Isolation: Art of Easter Island (2002)
Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands (2005)
Art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2007)