Elizabeth L. Block, an art historian, is Senior Editor in the Publications and Editorial Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She is managing editor of the Metropolitan Museum Journal.
She holds a PhD in art history from The Graduate Center, City University of New York, an MA in American Studies from Columbia University, New York, and a BA in English and art history from The George Washington University, Washington, DC.
April 25, 2022
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