Bennett Harrison

Bennett Harrison specializes in the art, architecture, and art theory of early modern Italy. His research covers topics on sculpture from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, with a particular interest in geography, technique, and style across Adriatic, Mediterranean, and Atlantic networks. His work considers sculpture’s imbrication with the politics of labor, material extraction, and coloniality, in addition to the logistical, ritual, and aesthetic impacts of scale.

His work in Early Modern Studies situates his art historical interests in conversation with intellectual history, interdisciplinary media studies, and environmental humanities. 

He holds an M.A. in Art History from Syracuse University in Florence, and a B.A. in Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture from Occidental College. He has worked in museum education at the Kimbell Art Museum and the Jesuit Dallas Museum.