Decorative Arts & Design History

Smithsonian Associates in partnership with
The George Washington University

Barbara Laux

Barbara Laux

Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century European Art


Barbara Laux is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, specializing in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century European Art. She completed a Masters in the History of Decorative Arts at the Cooper-Hewitt/National Design Museum and the Parsons School of Design, and then received a Masters in Art History from Columbia University before pursuing her Ph.D.  She has taught as an adjunct professor at The New School, Parsons School of Design and has published an article in The Magazine Antiques regarding the furniture mounts of P.E. Guerin.  Presently, she is researching the work of Claude III Audran in the late seventeenth to early eighteenth century in France for her dissertation.