Lourdes Font, PhD

Professor; Acting Associate Chair, Fashion and Textile Studies | Art History and Museum Professions; History of Art; Fashion and Textile Studies


BA, Middlebury College
MA, PhD, New York University

2010–11 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities


In addition to serving as a professor in FIT's History of Art department and Fashion and Textile Studies graduate program, Dr. Lourdes Font has also taught at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's MA Program in the History of Decorative Arts, at Parsons School of Design, and at New York University. Font has lectured on dress in art at the Bard Graduate Center, the Huntington Library, the Frick Collection, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Among her recent publications are Fashion and Visual Art, over one hundred reference articles added to the Grove Dictionary of Art Online, co-edited with FIT colleague Nancy Deihl. She has also contributed articles and essays to West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture, to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum's exhibition catalog Fashion in Colors, and to Fashion Theory.