Lara Kuykendall

Lara Kuykendall is Associate Professor of Art History at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where she teaches courses on American art, the history of photography, museum studies, and art criticism and theory. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and was a Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center Fellow in 2010. Her publications include a chapter called “John Steuart Curry: Regionalism at War” in The American Midwest in a Scattering Time: How Modernism Met Midwestern Culture and a chapter called “Palmer Hayden’s John Henry Series: Inventing an American Hero” in Locating American Art: Finding Art’s Meaning in Museums. She is currently preparing articles on Florine Stettheimer’s Dada patriotism and Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas’s 1931 painting of Harriet Tubman.