Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA)
CASVA, founded in 1979 and located in the National Gallery’s East Building, is a research institute that fosters study of the production, use, and cultural meaning of art, artifacts, architecture, urbanism, photography, and film worldwide from prehistoric times to the present. CASVA’s programs include fellowships, meetings, research, and publications. These are privately funded through endowments and grants to the National Gallery of Art. During the 2013 ‒ 2014 academic year, CASVA copublished volume 13 in the Malvasia project and produced the sixtieth and sixty-third A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts as the first installments in CASVA's Mellon Lectures video podcast series. Members for the 2014 – 2015 academic year will include approximately 40 fellows from around the globe.