Janetta Rebold Benton is the Distinguished Professor of Art History at Pace University, NY. She is the recipient of two Fulbright Scholar Awards, to China in 2018 and Russia in 2012, and previously lived in Paris. Dr. Benton has presented subscription seminars at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, since 1988 and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, 1988-2011, and lectures elsewhere in the US, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Benton holds degrees from Harvard University, MDP diploma; Brown University, Ph.D.; George Washington University, MA; and Cornell University, BFA. How to Understand Art is her ninth book.