Emily Leonardo is a PhD student specializing in twentieth-century Europe and America, specifically focusing on the exchange between postwar France and the United States. Her research considers alternative exhibition practices and shifting modes of curatorial display, with particular attention given to phenomenology, spectatorship, and documentation. She is also interested in the notion of privacy as it relates to architecture, architectural decoration, and interior design.
After studying art history at New York University and Hunter College, Emily worked for collector and philanthropist Agnes Gund, and in the Drawings and Prints Department of The Morgan Library & Museum. She currently works for the database Artsy, assessing art works and artists for its Art Genome Project.