Lisa Lipinski

Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, Assistant Professor of Art History
Address: Smith Hall of Art
801 22nd Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Lisa Lipinski's teaching and research interests include modern and contemporary art and theoretical approaches to the visual arts, Surrealism and the art of René Magritte, the body in modern and contemporary art, and Abraham Lincoln’s influence on America art and culture. Her professional experience includes working in major art museums: the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Phillips Collection and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She has contributed essays in museum catalogues on Pierre Bonnard, 19th-century American and French painting, as well as Spanish and Flemish paintings in the Prado. She has presented papers at national and international conferences on topics in modern and contemporary art and published an essay on the word paintings of René Magritte. Her courses regularly include field trips to local art museums and monuments. Dr. Lipinski is also a licensed D.C. tour guide and a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, Washington, D.C.


PhD, Art History, University of Texas, Austin

MA, Art History, Michigan State University

BA, Humanities, Michigan State University


Dr. Lisa Lipinski has published essays in museum catalogs on Pierre Bonnard and 19th-century American and French painting as well as Spanish and Flemish paintings in the Prado. They include Del Greco a Goya: Obras Maestras Del Museo del Prado (Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico, 2012), Senderos al Impresionismo / The Journey to Impressionism (Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico, 2008), An Impressionist Sensibility: The Halff Collection by Eleanor Jones Harvey (Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. in association with D Giles Limited, London, 2007), and the bibliography, provenance, and exhibition histories for the catalogue, Pierre Bonnard: Early and Late (The Phillips Collection, September 2002).