The Lucrece Project

Creative Experiments in Critical Practice

Welcome to the online home of The Lucrece Project, a working research group founded at New York University in 2010. The Lucrece Project brings together artists and academics from New York and beyond to explore the boundaries between disciplines and challenge the supposed divide between creative and critical working methods.  


Johanna Devereaux and Q. Sarah Ostendorf, Directors



NYU Center for the Humanities

NYU English Department

Lucrece on (gasp!) Wikipedia

YouTube clips of Benjamin Britten's Rape of Lucretia

1896 edition of Shakepeare's Rape of Lucrece on Google Books

Thomas Heywood's Rape of Lucrece on Google Books


Artwork on these pages: 

Home: Reuben Nakian, Rape of Lucrece, 1955-58, steel and pipe

Other pages: Titian, Suicide of Lucretia, 1515, oil on canvas