Laura Giles received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1986. Her scholarly field of interest is Italian Renaissance and Baroque art. She has published many articles on Italian sixteenth- and seventeenth-century drawings, and co-authored Italian Drawings before 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago (1997). Since 2000 she has organized a wide range of exhibitions of works on paper at the Museum, including Cézanne in Focus: Watercolors from the Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection (2002); Klinger to Kollwitz: German Art in the Age of Expressionism (2002); and Between Image and Concept: Recent Acquisitions in African American Art (2005). She is currently preparing an exhibition on Princeton’s Italian drawings, scheduled to open in 2014.