Frank Verpoorten, The Baker Museum’s Director & Chief Curator, to Speak at Press Club of Southwest Florida on April 23

With a mission to inspire creativity and awaken curiosity, The Baker Museum strives to be a visual arts resource for people of all ages and backgrounds with a special emphasis on the contributions of modern and contemporary artists.

Frank Verpoorten

Frank Verpoorten

Frank Verpoorten has more than 15 years of experience at cultural institutions and museums in Brussels, Belgium, and New York City. Originally from Brussels, Verpoorten moved to New York City in 2002, where he served in curatorial roles at the Museum of Modern Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, the Dahesh Museum of Art and, most recently, as Cultural Attaché for the Representation of the Government of Flanders (Belgium) to the U.S.

In his recent role as Cultural Attaché, Verpoorten oversaw multidisciplinary cultural programming, including exhibitions, performing arts initiatives, lectures, musical concerts and a film program.

He attended the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium, and received a dual master’s degree in art history and cultural studies. He held research and curatorial positions at the Museum for Musical Instruments and the Royal Museum for Fine Arts in Brussels before moving permanently to New York in 2002. Verpoorten is fluent in Dutch and French and also speaks advanced German and Spanish.

Joining The Baker Museum in December 2012, he relocated to Naples with his wife Rachel, who is an artist, and their two young sons, Elliot and Morgan.

The event will take place on Thursday, April 23 from 11:30 – 1:30 at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North in Naples.


Primary: Cobb Chicken Big Bowl Salad

Alternate: Gluten Free or Vegetarian Entree (Chef’s Choice) upon request

Dessert: Fruit Tart


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