Lisa Lipinski has a PhD in art history from the The University of Texas, Austin, and an MA in art history and BA in humanities from Michigan State University. Teaching and research interests include contemporary culture, Surrealism and the art of René Magritte, the body in modern and contemporary art, and Abraham Lincoln’s influence on America art and culture. Her professional experience includes working in major art museums: the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Phillips Collection and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She has contributed essays in museum catalogues on Pierre Bonnard, 19th-century American and French painting, as well as Spanish and Flemish paintings in the Prado. She has presented papers at national and international conferences on topics in modern and contemporary art and published an essay on the word paintings of René Magritte. Her courses regularly include field trips to local art museums and monuments. Dr. Lipinski is also a licensed D.C. tour guide and a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, Washington, D.C.