Sarah Lund

Sarah Lund

18th-19th Century
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Sarah Lund researches the visual culture of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe, with a focus on prints and female artists. Her dissertation in progress focuses on female printmakers and lithographers in France from 1789 until 1848. In illuminating the work of these little-known female artists, her project argues for their participation in the politics of the revolution and its image-making and seeks to resituate artistic practice as both political speech and as a mode of citizenship, especially as these artists were denied official political participation due to their gender. Her project attends to the gendered concepts, both practical and theoretical, of printmaking and its materials to argue how female printmakers found within their media modes of envisioning, asserting, and redefining their gendered, artistic, professional, social, and political identities.

Sarah earned her B.A. in Art History and Government from Dartmouth College in 2016 and holds an M.A. from Harvard. From 2016-2018, she was the Technical Art Historian and Research Coordinator for the new Scientific Research Department at Sotheby’s New York, where she assisted with the technical, art historical, and provenance research of works coming to sale from all specialist departments. Sarah is a 2021-2022 Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellow and her research has been supported by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Harvard Graduate Society, and Smith Foundation. Her curatorial experience includes work at the Getty Research Institute, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Harvard Art Museums.

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