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Lisa Pon

Associate Professor of Art History

Lisa Pon received her A.B. and Ph.D. from Harvard, and her M.A. from Washington University.  She has won fellowships from the Warburg Institute in London, the Getty Research Institute, the American Philosophical Society, the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), the Spanish Ministry of Culture, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Professor Pon has published in leading journals including Art History, Word & Image, Art Bulletin, Boletín del Museo del Prado, and Print Quarterly. Her widely-reviewed first book, Raphael, Dürer, and Marcantonio Raimondi: Copying and the Italian Renaissance Print, was published by Yale University Press in 2004, and she has also co-authored or co-edited three volumes: with Craig Kallendorf, The Books of Venice/Il Libro Veneziano (Venice: Biblioteca Marciana, 2008); with Graham Larkin, a special 2001 issue of Word and Image, "Printing Matters:  The Materiality of Print in Early Modern Europe;" and with Clay Dean and Theresa Fairbanks, Changing Impressions:  Marcantonio Raimondi and Sixteenth-Century Print Connoisseurship (Yale University Art Gallery, 1999). Her research on a fifteenth-century miracle-working print is featured on Yale's new Initiative for the Study of Material & Visual Cultures of Religion and in A Printed Icon in Early Modern Italy: Forlì's Madonna of the Fire (Cambridge University Press, March 2015).

A specialist in early sixteenth-century Italian art, her current research and teaching focuses on the technology of art, the authority of the artist, and the work of art as religious image.

Professional Experience

Teaching experience before 2005 at Harvard, University of Massachusetts/Boston, Tufts, and MIT. Curatorial experience at the Harvard Art Museum, the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, the ZKM/ Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe, Germany, and SMU. Editorial experience: Exhibition Reviews Editor for SHARP News since 2005.


Renaissance Rivalries; Sacred Spaces in Early Modern Italy; Early Modern Collecting; The Technology of Print; Artistic Collaboration in Renaissance Italy; Renaissance High Tech; Architectures of Containment and Community in Early Modern Venice; Spaces of Learning from Plato's Tree to MOOC.

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