Laura Anne Kalba
Edelstein Postdoctoral Fellow
- E-mail: lkalba-at-chemheritage-dot-org
- Phone: 215.873.8291
- Fax: 215.679.5291
Laura Anne Kalba is an assistant professor of art history in the Department of Art at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Her teaching and research focus primarily on 19th- and early 20th-century European art, architecture, and popular commercial visual culture. She has published articles on these subjects in History and Technology (2011), Representations (forthcoming), and Modernism/Modernity (forthcoming). In 2012 she worked as a curatorial consultant for the Smith College Museum of Art’s exhibition Debussy’s Paris: Art, Music, and Sounds of the City (http://www.smith.edu/bfac/flipbook/). Her book project, Color in the Age of Impressionism: Technology, Commerce, and Art, examines the impact of new color technologies on French visual and material culture, from the early commercialization of synthetic dyes (1857) to the Lumière brothers’ perfection of the autochrome photography process (1907).