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Haohao Lu Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art

Haohao Lu teaches courses on Northern Renaissance and Baroque art. Her current research focuses on interpretive ambiguity and spectatorial experience of early sixteenth-century Netherlandish art. Her broader research interests include eroticism, visual wit, and the culture of play in the early modern Netherlands. She received her PhD from Indiana University - Bloomington, MPhil from Leiden University, and BA from Beijing Normal University. She has published on Jan Gossaert's mythological paintings. Her current book project, titled “Open Secret: Interpretive Ambiguity and Spectatorial Experience in the Habsburg-Burgundian Netherlands,” examines the social value of provocative ambiguity in the early sixteenth-century Low Countries. Her research has received support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Allen Whitehill Clowes Foundation, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. 

  • At Vassar since 2020


Departments and Programs


  • Art 230 Art in the Age of Van Eyck, Dürer, and Bruegel
  • Art 331 Seminar in Northern European Art: Gender, Sexuality, and Art in Early Modern Northern Europe