Sylvia Laudien-Meo is an art historian, museum educator, gallery guide and college professor. She has been working at various NYC Museums for many years, leading visitor experiences for students, adults and access groups in the galleries. At Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. she has taught courses on the History of Photography, 19th and 10th C as well as Contemporary Art and she has been guiding visitors in NYC with a main focus on Public Art, Architecture and Commercial Art Galleries. For the past4 years she has been lecturing and leading virtual tours in her field on line.
Sylvia was born and raised in Germany and received a MA in Art History (with Minors in History and American Studies) from the Johannes Gutenberg Univ. in Mainz, Germany. During the academinc year of 1989/90 she studied at the Graduate School of Art History at Columbia Univ. on a DAAD scholarship. She also holds a DEUG in Tourism from a Parisian school, Ecole Supérieure de Tourisme.
Her work experience includes working as a Museum Educator at MoMA, the Jewish Museum and the Guggenheim Museum in NYC, teaching undergraduate college classes on the History of Photography, 20th C and 19th C. Survey Classes, Contemporary Art and Public Art at FDU. She has also worked as an Exhibition guide for Deutsche Bank at FRIEZE Art Fair in NYC. Other clients for lectures and art tours include the Municipal Art Society (NYC), the 92StY (NYC), the NY Adventure Club, OLLI (Osher Life Long Learning, Dominican Univ., CA) and many others.
Sylvia thoroughly researches each topic in her teaching and guiding endeavors, ensuring a deep understanding. She approaches every discussion with a specific audience in mind, incorporating participants’ experiences and comments to create a meaningful and inspirational learning experience.