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Meredith Martin

Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor, Art History

Meredith Martin is Professor of art history and fine arts at New York University and a founding editor of Journal18. A specialist in early modern French art, she is the co-author (with Gillian Weiss) of The Sun King at Sea: Maritime Art and Gallery Slavery in Louis XIV’s France (Getty, 2022), which won the 2022 David F. Pinkney prize from the Society for French Historical Studies. She is also the author of Dairy Queens: The Politics of Pastoral Architecture from Catherine de’ Medici to Marie-Antoinette (Harvard, 2011), and co-author of Meltdown: Picturing the World’s First Bubble Economy (2020), which is related to an exhibition that she co-curated for The New York Public Library. Together with the choreographer and dance activist Phil Chan, Martin reimagined and restaged a lost French ballet from 1739 known as the Ballet des Porcelaines, which toured the U.S. and Europe in 2021-22.