Professor Emily Braun is Distinguished Professor at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include the interaction between political ideologies and visual representation; the construction of gender and otherness in art criticism; the history of exhibitions and collecting; Cubism and popular culture; and theories of viewer reception. She also writes on European art since 1945. Since 1987 Braun has curated the Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Cubist Art. She is the author of Mario Sironi and Italian Modernism: Art and Politics under Fascism (2000), hailed by historians and art historians as “landmark,” a “work that is as indispensable for cultural historians of twentieth century Europe as it is for historians of the visual arts” (The Journal of Modern History, 2002). Most recently Braun co-curated Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection (2014) for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and co-edited the catalogue, which won First Place from the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC), as well as the Henry Allen Moe Prize, New York Historical Association, for Catalogue of Distinction in the Arts. In 2016 she curated and authored Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: it was honored with the 2016 Dedalus Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award. Her other exhibitions include Gardens and Ghettos: The Art of Jewish Life in Italy (co-curator, 1989, The Jewish Museum, New York); and De Chirico and America (1996, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College) which was organized with her graduate students at Hunter College.