Lauren Kaplan

Art Educator

Lauren has been helping people understand and enjoy art for over fifteen years. While interning in the Brooklyn Museum's Education Department, she was asked to give tours of Judy Chicago's Feminist installation The Dinner Party. This experience led to many thought-provoking and animated conversations, inspiring Lauren to pursue a career in art history and museum education.

For the past decade, she has been teaching undergraduate and graduate classes at Hunter College; adult programs at the Museum of Modern Art; and school programs at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. In 2013, she founded her own business offering private tours in museums and galleries throughout New York. Her approach merges contextual information with an open, inquiry-based learning style that engages diverse audiences. She is thrilled to work with Artful on creating unique and intimate art experiences. 

Lauren holds a BA in History and Art History from Columbia University and a PhD in Art History from The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). Her personal research, which focuses on cross-cultural exchange between Europe and Latin America, has led to lots of interesting travel—particularly to Italy, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. Most recently, Lauren has been finding ways to combine her love of art and nature on trips to Marfa, Texas; the American Southwest; and the Balkans.

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