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Chad Laird

Adjunct Associate ProfessorChad Laird

Office Location: Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B634
Email: [email protected]

Chad Laird is an adjunct assistant professor in the History of Art department at FIT, where he specializes in modern and contemporary art, film, and museum studies. He was the recipient of the 2014-2015 SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. Professor Laird also teaches art history, aesthetics, and design theory at the New York School of Interior Design. He is a co-founder of the Sunview Luncheonette, a community art space in Brooklyn where he is involved in programming. His own artistic practice involves sound and music, including sound design for experimental films and musical work with the group Jantar, most recently in projects at Roulette Intermedium and the Museum Without Building project at Les Petit Versailles. He holds an MA from Stony Brook University.


BA, Florida State University
MA, Stony Brook, State University of New York 


  • HA 112 – History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era
  • HA 213 – Rome: A Cultural History in Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture
  • HA 231 – Modern Art
  • HA 251 – Film Genres: Horror
  • HA 361 – History and Meaning of the Museum
  • HA 411 – Western Theories of Art