Tracy Ehrlich studied art history at Princeton and received her Ph.D from Columbia University. Trained as an architectural and landscape historian, she has a broad background in the history of art and architecture from the Renaissance into the eighteenth century, with a sub-speciality in the ancient world. Her first book, titled Landscape and Identity in Early Modern Rome: Villa Culture at Frascati in the Borghese Era (Cambridge University Press), was awarded the Salimbeni prize for best book on Italian art of 2002. She has received grants for her work from the Kress Foundation, Dumbarton Oaks, and the Graham Foundation. Her current book project explores the collection of eighteenth-century architectural drawings housed at the Cooper Hewitt Museum, where she teaches in the MA Program as a faculty member of the New School. Tracy was recently awarded a Smithsonian Institution Senior Fellowship in support of this project, titled Carlo Marchionni’s Eloquent Figures: Redefining the Early Modern Architectural Drawing.
College Art Association
Italian Art Society
Renaissance Society of America
Society of Architectural Historians
North American Society for Court Studies
Historians of Eighteenth Century Art and Architecture
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
“Drawing as a Performative Act: Carlo Marchionni at the Villa Albani, Rome” in The Grand Theatre of the World: Music, Spectacle, and the Performance of Identity in Early Modern Rome, ed. Valeria De Lucca and Christine Jeanneret. Routledge, forthcoming 2017.
“City and Country: A System of Properties,” in Display of Art in the Roman Palace 1550-1750, ed. Gail Feigenbaum. Los Angeles: The Getty Research Institute, 2014, pp. 41-45.
2016-2017 Smithsonian Institution Senior Fellowship.
Domestic Renaissance Italy