Lindsey Blair

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Lindsey is a second year MA student and third year law student from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in Art and Art History with University and Departmental Honors, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Her Honors Thesis, “Cats and Dogs: The Development of the Household Pet through Symbolic Interpretations and Social Practices in the Middle Ages and Renaissance” discusses the perception of cats and dogs through their artistic representations and changing social attitudes which allowed them to become today’s most beloved household animals. She spent her first summer at the University of Siena studying the law of Cultural Patrimony and working at the Institute of Museum and Library Services Office of the General Counsel in D.C. This past summer she worked at Foley and Larder in Milwaukee on Trademark and Trust and Estate Matters. Lindsey’s current academic interests rest in the intersection of art and law in times of avid patronage or social conflict. She is currently focusing her research on the late-nineteenth century French artist Gustave Moreau.