Rebecca Lee Reynolds
Rebecca Lee Reynolds is an assistant professor in the department of fine arts at the University of New Orleans. She grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, but left the South to try out life up North. She received a BA in art history and music from Boston University and an MA and PhD in art history from the University of Chicago. After enduring years of cold weather, she moved back to the South to teach. Her research has focused on art in the public sphere, an area inspired by experiencing the controversy around Mary Jane Jacobs’s “Places with a Past” exhibition in Charleston, and then working on Jacobs’s “Conversations at the Castle,” held in Atlanta during the Olympic summer of 1996.