Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1991
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center|Hunter College
Research Interests: 20th - Century European and American Art
Distinguished Professor of 20th - Century European and American Art
Professor Emily Braun's research interests are interdisciplinary and focus on the interaction between political ideologies and visual representation. She has written extensively on Fascist culture, including her book, Mario Sironi and Italian Modernism: Art and Politics under Fascism (2000). Several of her essays also analyze the construction of gender and otherness in belles-lettres art criticism. She is an active curator ("De Chirico and America," 1996) and has contributed to numerous scholarly exhibition catalogues in Europe, Canada, and the United States. Her awards include a fellowship from the New York Public Library's Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers (2002-2003) and a Senior Research Grant from the Getty Foundation (1993). She has twice received the annual Henry Allen Moe Prize for the best art catalogue: as a contributing editor to Northern Light: Realism and Symbolism in Scandinavian Painting (1982) and co-author of Gardens and Ghettos (1990). The Power of Conversation: Jewish Women and their Salons, for which she was the co-curator and co-author, won a National Jewish Book Award for 2005.
"Bodies from the Crypt and Other Tales of Italian Sculpture between the Wars." Chaos and Classicism. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2010.
"Théâtre d'ombres: Picasso et Chirico." Giorgio de Chirico, la Fabrique des Rêves. Paris: Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2009.
"Ornament as Evolution: Gustav Klimt and Berta Zuckerkandl." Gustav Klimt: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections. New York: Neue Galerie and Prestel Verlag, 2007.
"Carnal Knowledge." Modigliani and His Models. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2006.