Remi Poindexter

Remi Poindexter 2022

Research Interests

  • Major: Art of Europe, 1750–1900
  • Minor: Art of the United States, 1750–1945


  • B.A., Art History, Latin American Studies, and Spanish, University of Delaware

Remi Poindexter is a Ph.D. candidate at The Graduate Center, CUNY, who specializes in nineteenth-century images of the French Antilles.

His dissertation, "Exotic and Familiar: Constructing Martinique, 1763–1902," examines the ways the French Caribbean island was depicted as both timelessly exotic and firmly connected to mainland France. He recently published an article on Paul Gauguin and Charles Laval in Martinique for Smarthistory, and contributed to a forthcoming book on the same subject for the Van Gogh Museum. He has also worked in various museums, most recently the Museum of the City of New York, where he was a museum scholar and trivia host.

At Brooklyn College, he teaches art history survey as well as courses on nineteenth-century and Caribbean art.