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July 05, 2022 (March 01, 2024)

Eleonora Luciano, Assistant Curator of Sculpture (2007–2017)

Eleonora Luciano (1963–2017) was assistant curator of sculpture at the National Gallery of Art from 2007 to 2017. She received a degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (BSFS, 1985) and training in art history at Indiana University (MA, 1989; PhD, 1997). Luciano’s dissertation, directed by Bruce Cole, is on the portraiture of women in the courts of 15th-century Italy.

Luciano was a co-curator with David A. Brown for the Gallery’s exhibition Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo's "Ginevra de' Benci" and Renaissance Portraits of Women (2001) and a contributor to the accompanying catalogue. She was the Washington curator for Verrocchio’s David Restored (2003-2004), seen at the National Gallery of Art and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

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