The programs of CASVA include fellowships, meetings, research, and publications. These are privately funded through endowments and grants to the National Gallery of Art.
The permanent staff includes three deans, an administrator, and seven support staff members. In addition, postdoctoral research associates support the research projects of CASVA’s deans and professors.
A board of advisors, comprising seven distinguished historians of art or related disciplines appointed to rotating terms, meets annually to consider policies and programs. Members of the board as well as other invited scholars make up selection committees to review applications for fellowships at CASVA. Fellowship and professorial appointments are recommended to the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Art for approval.
Fellows have access to the notable resources represented by the art collections, the library, and the image collections of the National Gallery of Art, as well as to the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington area, such as Dumbarton Oaks, the Archives of American Art, and the Folger Shakespeare Library.
CASVA has permanent memberships in international organizations, such as the National Committee for the History of Art, the International Committee of the History of Art, the Association of Research Institutes in Art History, and Research Institutes in the History of Art. CASVA also belongs to scholarly societies, such as the College Art Association, the Society of Architectural Historians, the Renaissance Society of America, and the American Council of Learned Societies.
For more information on CASVA and its programs, see the current annual report, Center 36.
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
National Gallery of Art
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