Laura Turner Igoe
Laura Turner Igoe (PhD, 2014) is the Curator of American Art at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She specializes in American art and material culture of the long 19th century. Laura is the coeditor of A Greene Country Towne: Philadelphia’s Ecology in the Cultural Imagination and she has contributed essays to the journals American Art, Panorama, Common-place, and the exhibition catalogue Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment. At the Michener, she curated Impressionism to Modernism: The Lenfest Collection of American Art (2019) and the current exhibition, Through the Lens: Modern Photography in the Delaware Valley. Previous to her work at the Michener Museum, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Princeton University Art Museum to develop the exhibition Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment. Her dissertation research was supported by the Henry Luce Foundation/ American Council of Learned Societies, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and the Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science.