Members of the Center, 2013‒2014

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Samuel H. Kress Professor
S. Hollis Clayson
Northwestern University

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Andrew W. Mellon Professor
Lynne Cooke
New York City


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Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor
Anna Ottani Cavina
Fondazione Federico Zeri, Università di Bologna

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Sixty-Third A. W. Mellon Lecturer in the Fine Arts
Anthony Grafton
Princeton University

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Senior Fellowship Program

Mahvash Alemi, Rome
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, fall 2013
The Persian Garden from a Safavid Perspective

Louise Bourdua, University of Warwick
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow
What Petrarch Saw: Venice Revisited

Mario Carpo, Yale University / École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris-La Villette 
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, spring 2014
Leon Battista Alberti’s On Sculpture: A Study in Early Modern Science and Art

Nina L. Dubin, University of Illinois at Chicago
Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow
Love, Trust, Risk: Painting the “Papered Century”

Andreas Henning, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow
Catalogue Raisonné: Bolognese Painting in the Gemälde Galerie Alte Meister, Dresden

David M. Lubin, Wake Forest University
William C. Seitz Senior Fellowship
Embattled Visions: American Art and the First World War

Andrés Mario Zervigón, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Paul Mellon Senior Fellow
Die Arbeiter-Illustrierte-Zeitung (The Worker’s Illustrated Magazine), 1921 – 1938: A History of Germany’s Other Avant-Garde


Ailsa Mellon Bruce National Gallery of Art Sabbatical Curatorial Fellow


Eleonora Luciano, National Gallery of Art, Department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts
More Than a Masterpiece: Portraiture and Biography of Italian Renaissance Brides, Wives, and Widows

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Visiting Senior Fellowship Program

C. D. Dickerson III, Kimbell Art Museum
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visting Senior Fellow, spring 2014
The Le Nain Brothers: Peasants and Piety in Seventeenth-Century France

Michel Hochmann, École pratique des haute etudes, Paris
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, fall 2013
Colorito: Painting Techniques in Venice during the Sixteenth Century

Maite Jover de Celis, Museo Nacional del Prado
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, spring 2014
Wooden Supports in Seventeenth-Century Flemish Paintings of the Prado Museum Collection: Dating and Panel Manufacturing Technology Considerations

Michael Kiene, Universität zu Köln
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, fall 2013
Jacques-Ignace Hittorff: The Discovery of Polychromy in Ancient Architecture in Sicily and the Consequences for Contemporary Art and Archaeology in France

Ulf Küster, Fondation Beyeler, Basel
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, fall 2013
Courbet’s “Amphibologie”

Mireille Lee, Vanderbilt University
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, spring 2014
Origin and Functions of Ancient Greek Mirrors

Raffaella Morselli, Università di Teramo
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, spring 2014
The Artist's Portfolio: Creating, Producing, and Earning in Bologna in the Seventeenth Century

Ulrich Pfisterer, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, fall 2013
The Episteme of Lines: The Movement of Visual Knowledge and the Earliest Printed Drawing Books in Europe, c. 1575 – 1635

Dominique Poulot, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, fall 2013
Making Things Precious across the Atlantic: Negotiating Values, Possession, and Knowledge in the Early Development of National Museums in France and America, 1780 – 1840

Alla Rosenfeld, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, spring 2014
Images for the New Generation: Russian Illustrated Children's Books, 1918-1936

Lucia Simonato, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow / Millon Architectural Guest Scholar, fall 2013
Literary Description and Visual Experience of the Vatican Palace in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Hérica Valladares, Baltimore
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, spring 2014
On Tenderness: Painting and Poetry in the Early Roman Empire

Matthias Weniger, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, spring 2014
The Sculpture Collection of Benoit Oppenheim (1842-1931)

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A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Stephen Hart Whiteman
A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012–2014
Vocabularies of Culture: The Landscape of Multiethnic Emperorship in the Early Qing Dynasty (1661 – 1722)

Caroline O. Fowler
A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013 – 2015
Between the Heart and the Mind: Ways of Drawing in the Seventeenth Century

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Predoctoral Dissertation Fellowship Program

Predoctoral Fellows (in residence)

Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen [Princeton University]
David E. Finley Fellow, 2011–2014
The Disposition of Figures in Modern Art, 1886–1912

Subhashini Kaligotla [Columbia University]
Ittleson Fellow, 2012–2014
Shiva’s Waterfront Temples: Reimagining the Sacred Architecture of India’s Deccan Region

Kristopher W. Kersey [University of California, Berkeley]
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 2012–2014
Emperor Go-Shirakawa and the Image of Classical Japan

Joshua O’Driscoll [Harvard University]
Paul Mellon Fellow, 2011–2014
Picti Imaginativo: Image and Inscription in Ottonian Manuscripts from Cologne

James M. Thomas [Stanford University]
Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2012–2014
The Aesthetics of Habitability: Edward Wortz, NASA, and the Art of Light and Space, 1969–1973

Susan M. Wager [Columbia University]
Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 2012–2014
Boucher’s Bijoux: Luxury Reproductions in the Age of Enlightenment

Elaine Y. Yau [University of California, Berkeley]
Wyeth Fellow, 2012–2014
Vision, Painting, Placing: Sister Gertrude Morgan’s Material Performances and the Sensory Cultures of New Orleans, 1960–1983

Predoctoral Fellows (not in residence)

Nicola Cronin Barham [University of Chicago]
Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2013 – 2014
Ornament and Art Theory in Ancient Rome: An Alternative Classical Paradigm for the Visual Arts

Esther Chadwick [Yale University]
Paul Mellon Fellow, 2013 – 2016
The Radical Print: Experiments in Liberty, 1760 – 1830

Kate Cowcher [Stanford University]
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 2013 – 2015
Between Revolutionary Motherland or Death: Art and Visual Culture in Socialist Ethiopia

Nikolas Drosos [The Graduate Center, City University of New York]
Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2013 – 2015
Modernism with a Human Face: Synthesis of Art and Architecture in Eastern Europe, 1954 – 1958

Hannah J. Friedman [The Johns Hopkins University]
Paul Mellon Fellow, 2012–2015
Blind Virtue and the Practice of Prophecy in the Art of Jusepe de Ribera

Robert Fucci [Columbia University]
David E. Finley Fellow, 2013 – 2016
Jan van de Velde II (c. 1593 – 1641): The Printmaker as Creative Artist in the Early Dutch Republic

Adam Jasienski [Harvard University]
Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 2013 – 2015
In the Guise of Holiness: Portraiture, Dynastic Politics, and Sanctity under the Spanish Habsburgs

Miri Kim [Princeton University]
Wyeth Fellow, 2013 – 2015
“Right Matter in the Right Place”: The Paintings of Albert Pinkham Ryder

David Pullins [Harvard University]
David E. Finley Fellow, 2012–2015
Cut and Paste: The Mobile Image from Watteau to Robert

Rachel Saunders [Harvard University]
Ittleson Fellow, 2013 – 2015
The “Illustrated Life of Xuanzang”: Poetry, Painting, and Pilgrimage in Medieval Japan

Jessica Stevenson Stewart [University of California, Berkeley]
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, 2013 – 2014
Rules of Engagement: Art, Commerce, and Diplomacy in Golden Age Antwerp, 1500 – 1576

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Predoctoral Fellowships for Historians of American Art to Travel Abroad

Craig Lee [University of Delaware]

Caroline M. Riley [Boston University]

Audrey Sands [Yale University]

Juliet Sperling [University of Pennsylvania]