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Advisor: Leo Costello

Lauren Lovings-Gomez is a fourth-year Ph.D. student with research interests in British, French, and American art during the long nineteenth-century with a focus on Pre-Raphaelitism, Aestheticism, the Arts & Crafts Movement, women artists, gender representation, and material culture. She received an MA in Art History and Museum Studies from the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Museum of Art joint program (2019) and a BA in Art History and French from the University of Houston (2012). Lauren has curated two American art exhibitions at a gallery in Cleveland and has held curatorial internships at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Menil Collection. Her writing has also been published in Athanor and Digital Humanities Quarterly.


“The Lost Narrative of Natalia Shabelsky’s Collection of Russian Textiles,” Published in University of Nebraska, Lincoln's Digital Commons; Hidden Stories/Human Lives; Proceedings of the Textile Society of America 17th Biennial Symposium. Presented via Zoom; October 15 – 17, 2020. doi: 10.32873/unl.dc.tsasp.0117

“Antiquity, Exoticism, and Nature in Gold ‘Lotus and Dragon-fly’ Comb with Cyprian Glass Fragment,” Athanor XXXVII (2019). https://doi.org/10.33009/FSU_athanor116679

“Diving into the Details: Learning to Love Lace,” Cleveland Museum of Art Thinker Blog, May 24, 2019. https://medium.com/cma-thinker/diving-into-the-details-learning-to-love-lace-a4856612e440

“Curating Digital Spaces, Making Visual Arguments: A Case Study in New Media Presentations of Ancient Objects,” Digital Humanities Quarterly, Volume 7, Number 2, 2013.(Co-Authored with Dan Price and Rex Koontz) http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/7/2/000159/000159.html

Research Areas

Major: Long Nineteenth-Century British & French Art, Visual, & Material Culture; Minor: Long Nineteenth-Century American Art, Visual, & Material Culture


MA, Art History and Museum Studies, Case Western Reserve University

BA, Double Major Art History and French, University of Houston

Honors & Awards

2022 Rice University Department of Art History Summer Research Award

2021 Rice University Department of Art History Exhibition Travel Award

2019 Cleveland Philanthropy Summer Fellowship

2019 Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University

2019 Günther Stamm Prize (Best Paper), 36th Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium, Florida State University


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