Laura Evans is an Associate Professor of Art Education and Art History and the Coordinator of the Art Museum Education Certificate at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Evans received her Ph.D. in Art Education, with a Museum Studies specialization, at The Ohio State University, a Master’s in Museum Studies at the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor’s in Art History and English at Denison University, Granville, Ohio.
Evans has worked or interned at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Western Australia; the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; the Lopdell Gallery, Titirangi, New Zealand; the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio; the Wexner Center for Contemporary Art, Columbus, Ohio; the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Fla.; the Denison Museum of Denison University, Granville, Ohio; and the University Art Centre at the University of Toronto.
Evans has studied art crime at the Association of Research into Crimes Against Art, Amelia, Italy, and has a postgraduate degree in Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. During the summers, Evans lectures about art crime on cruise ships that sail the high seas.