Carolyn joined Context in 2010 from the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she created cultural programming for over seven years. She is an Adjunct Instructor of art history and museum studies at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, and holds a BA in English literature and art history from Colby College, and an MA in museum studies from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Carolyn works in our Philadelphia office managing Context's programs in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., as well as overseeing the client services team.
Lawrence Kessler holds a doctorate in history from Temple University. His research specializes in the intersection of agriculture, environment, and empire in U.S. history, and the ways that food production and consumption connected far-flung places in complex webs of exchange. Lawrence is the prize-winning author of several academic articles, essays, and reviews, and he is now writing a book manuscript on the history of the Hawaiian sugar industry. When he is not writing, Lawrence can be found exploring Philadelphia’s dynamic food culture or enjoying the city’s bicycle routes and trails.
After traveling and training as a historian of medieval art in Canada and Spain, Flora adopted Philadelphia as her new home. Drawn to the city’s complex past as well as its vibrant contemporary arts scene, she works as a tour guide, art writer, editor and teacher. Flora loves sharing her enthusiasm for Philadelphia past and present, with its unique character and delightful idiosyncrasies.