Lydia Gordon is an instructor in the Liberal Arts department and Associate Curator for Exhibitions and Research at the Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA). At PEM, she served as the coordinating curator for Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction and Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle. She also curated Vanessa Platacis: Taking Place. Her publication projects include contributing essays in Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle (Peabody Essex Museum / University of Washington Press, 2019) and Inappropriate Bodies: Art Design, and Maternity (Demeter Press, 2019).
Gordon earned her BA in Art Administration from Simmons College and her Dual MA in Art History, Theory and Criticism, Art Administration & Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her research interests include the histories of modernisms, post-structuralist theory, and contemporary art.