Gail Feigenbaum is associate director of the Getty Research Institute. She holds a doctorate in art history from Princeton University and has published extensively in the field of early modern European art. She worked at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., for many years and later headed the paintings department at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Her many awards and fellowships include the Rome Prize at the American Academy. She has organized numerous exhibitions for which she has written and edited catalogs, including Ludovico Carracci (1994), Degas and New Orleans: A French Impressionist in America (1999), and Jefferson’s America and Napoleon’s France: An Exhibition for the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial (2003); she recently coedited Sacred Possessions: Collecting Italian Religious Art, 1500–1900 (2011) and Provenance: An Alternate History of Art (2012), and edited Display of Art in the Roman Palace, 1550–1750 (2014). She is currently developing a book on the art and art histories of Brazil.