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July 05, 2022

Eleonora Luciano, Assistant Curator of Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington

Eleonora Luciano is assistant curator of sculpture at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. 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. More recently 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.

Luciano has given numerous lectures at museums and universities in the United States and abroad. She is a contributor to the Gallery’s systematic catalogue Italian Paintings of the Fifteenth Century (2003) and is coauthor of the Gallery’s forthcoming systematic catalogue of Renaissance Medals.

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