Nancy Hall-Duncan has enjoyed a distinguished career curating and writing on 20th and 21st century art, photography and fashion. She has published extensively in these fields, writing nearly thirty books and catalogs that have been published in four languages. Her groundbreaking 1978 book The History of Fashion Photography, winner of the Grand Prix from the Musée Français de la Photographie, was the first full-scale attempt to place fashion in its true relation to art history as a whole.
Hall-Duncan is an art historian trained at the N.Y.U. Institute of Fine Arts. As Senior Curator of Art at the Bruce Museum and Associate Curator at the International Museum of Photography, she has curated over seventy exhibitions on a broad range of topics—from surrealism, the American avant-garde, and fakes and forgeries to cutting-edge art and numerous topics in photography. She holds a Ph.D. ABD in Art History (Modern Art and Photography) from the NYU Institute in Fine Arts.
Hall-Duncan has appeared on CNN, National Public Radio, Radio Free Europe and other TV and radio venues and has received numerous awards for her work, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, the Dedaleus Foundation and Cleveland Foundation.
Her most recent book, Art x Fashion: Fashion Inspired by Art, was published by Rizzoli in November 2022.