Laura Lake Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Art History,
Modern & Contemporary Art


301 Sparkman Drive
Wilson Hall
Room 164
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Smith's research interests include twentieth-century abstraction; Post-1945 serial art; time-based media; installation art; and the intersections of contemporary art and philosophy. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, Smith taught at the University of Georgia, Emory University, Coastal Carolina University, Belmont University, and Lipscomb University and also worked at Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Art History, University of Georgia
  • M.A., Art History, Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., Art History, University of Alabama


  • College Art Association
  • Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Association of Historians of American Art
  • Association of Contemporary Art Historians
  • Southeastern College Art Association


  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • History of photography
  • Interdisciplinary Studies on the intersections of Art and Philosophy