Graduate Student Profile

Play, Caitlin

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Caitlin Play is a doctoral student at Rutgers University. Previously, she received a Master's Degree in Art History from Florida State University. She specializes in Medici patronage and the art of Renaissance Florence, and her current research explores nature-culture relationships in fifteenth and sixteenth-century Italian visual culture, particularly as they engage with grottoes, gardens, and other spaces of intellectual exploration. Her forthcoming dissertation explores the construction of Grand Duke Francesco I de' Medici's ruler identity in the Uffizi Tribuna and the Boboli Gardens Grotta Grande.