Lauren Lovings-Gomez

Lauren Lovings-Gomez is a first-year Ph.D. student with research interests in British, French, and American art during the long nineteenth-century with a focus on Pre-Raphaelitism, Aestheticism, the Arts & Crafts Movement, women artists, gender representation, and material culture. She received an MA in Art History and Museum Studies from the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Museum of Art joint program (2019) and a BA in Art History and French from the University of Houston (2012). Lauren has recently curated two American art exhibitions at a gallery in Cleveland and has held curatorial internships at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Menil Collection. Her writing has also been published in Athanor and Digital Humanities Quarterly.

Major & Minor Specializations

Major: 19th-Century European Art

Minor: 19th-Century American Art


Cleveland Philanthropy Summer Fellowship (2019)

Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University (2019)

Günther Stamm Prize (Best Paper), 36th Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium, Florida State University (2019)


“Antiquity, Exoticism, and Nature in Gold ‘Lotus and Dragon-fly’ Comb with Cyprian Glass Fragment,” Athanor XXXVII (2019).

“Diving into the Details: Learning to Love Lace,” Cleveland Museum of Art Thinker Blog, May 24, 2019.

“Curating Digital Spaces, Making Visual Arguments: A Case Study in New Media Presentations of Ancient Objects,” Digital Humanities Quarterly, Volume 7, Number 2, 2013.(Co-Authored with Dan Price and Rex Koontz)