I earned my PhD in art history from the CUNY Graduate Center, where I studied the interaction between Muscovy and Italy during the early modern period. Now, working as a teacher, writer, and editor in Seattle, I continue to explore cultural interaction in the early modern period, as well as in modern art. The arts of Eastern Europe remain of especial interest in my research.

When I’m not working, I spend time with my young son, husband, and our two cats. I like to escape to the great outdoors and to museums as much as possible. While museums make me very happy, I also feel strongly that art is hidden all around us in unexpected places. I write about this often on my blog.

(Follow me on Twitter: @ellenannehurst.)




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