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Laura Coppola

Laura Coppola

  • Charles and Valerie Diker Chair of Visual Arts
  • 718-836-9800 x3730
  • Email
  • Dyker Heights
  • Middle School, Upper School

“I love marrying the academic and scholarly study of art history with the practice of making art so that students really get to exercise their intellect and their creativity in tandem.”

Poly alumna Laura Coppola ’95 returned to Poly in 2014, bringing her extensive experience at MoMA as Assistant Director, Adult Programs, in the Department of Education to our Visual Arts Department. Laura earned a bachelor’s in art history and Italian from Middlebury College and a master’s in art history from Hunter College. In 2018, she became Visual Arts Department Chair. AP Art History, Art and Social Change, and Creating and Curating with the Brooklyn Museum. Laura helped organize our first artist residency by alumna Jill Sigman ’85 and used the experience as a teaching platform for her students.

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