Author Archives: Laura

Laura Fravel is a Curatorial Assistant at the North Carolina Museum of Art and a Ph.D. student in Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her B.A. in Art History at Duke University before donning a lighter shade of blue for her graduate work. Originally from the D.C. area, Laura has interned at the National Building Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Since moving to North Carolina, she has worked with curatorial departments at the Nasher Museum of Art and the Ackland Art Museum. Laura started at the NCMA as a summer intern and stayed with the museum, recently completing her GlaxoSmithKline Curatorial Fellowship in American art.

The Last Sleep

Laura describes a 19th century classic.

Medusa Mystery

Laura tackles one of the most enigmatic paintings in the collection

Hearst’s Other Castle

Laura’s research connects our Copley to the real Citizen Kane

Harpo’s Benton

Laura connects our Benton to Harpo Marx

New in the American Galleries: George Bellows

Intern Laura Fravel introduces a newcomer in the American gallery.