Dawn Odell teaches courses on early modern European and East Asian art, including classes that explore the history of Buddhist art, urban experience in late imperial China, “reality effects” in seventeenth-century European art, and relationships between art and imperialism. Professor Odell’s research focuses on the exchange of objects and artist practices between China and northern Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Her recent essays discuss the domestication of Chinese porcelain in the Netherlands, Dutch book arts and poetic painting traditions in East Asia, and material culture in eighteenth-century Jakarta. She is currently writing a book about Andreas Everardus van Braam Houckgeest, an eighteenth-century Dutch immigrant to the newly formed United States. The project focuses on the display of van Bram’s vast collection of Chinese art at his estate outside of Philadelphia.