Frances Gallart Marques is the former Frederick Randolph Grace Curatorial Fellow at the Harvard Art Museums; there she researches ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern artifacts, and is curating an exhibition about small terracotta and bronze objects, slated to open in the fall of 2021. Born and raised in the Caribbean, she studied biology and anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, and then went on to receive her Ph.D. in Art History, Visual Studies, and Archaeology from Cornell University. She has worked as an archaeologist for the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis every summer since 2003, and has also conducted archaeological fieldwork in Jordan and Italy.
Before joining the Harvard Art Museums, Frances worked with the Department of Mediation and Education at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago. Although her specialization is in the art and archaeology of ancient Turkey, her experiences in Chile have led her to conduct research in Latin American art and material culture, particularly as they relate to revolutionary social movements.