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Visiting Senior Fellows 1980 – 2017

2009 – 2010

David Bindman, University College London (emeritus)

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, February 1 – March 31, 2010
Canova and Thorvaldsen in Their Critical Context

Giovanni Careri, École des hautes études en sciences sociales
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 November 2 – December 31, 2009

The Ancestors of Christ: Christians and Jews in the Sistine Chapel

Margaret Haines, Villa I Tatti: Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow / Millon Architectural History Guest Scholar, September 1 – October 31, 2009
The “Grande Sorella” of Brunelleschi’s Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore: A Comparative Examination of the Structural and Administrative History of the Construction of the Dome of Saint Peter’s

Vaughan Hart, University of Bath

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2009

Inigo Jones: The Column and the Crown

Andrew Hopkins, Università degli Studi de L’Aquila

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 November 2 – December 31, 2009

Beyond Ceremony: Architectural Retreats in Early Modern Italy

Ruth E. Iskin, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 September 1 – October 31, 2009

Women and Modernity in Posters, 1880s – 1900s

Brian L. McLaren, University of Washington

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2009
Modern Architecture, Colonialism, and Race in Fascist Italy

Elena Osokina, University of South Carolina

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, May 7 – June 30, 2009
Rembrandts for Tractors: Soviet Art Export under Stalin


2008 – 2009

Jaynie Anderson, The University of Melbourne

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, May 1 – June 30, 2008
An Intellectual Biography of Giovanni Morelli

Viccy Coltman, University of Edinburgh

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, July 1 – August 31, 2008
A Mania for Marble: The Art History and Historiography of Ancient Sculpture in Britain

Dario L. Gamboni, Université de Genève
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, December 22, 2008 – February 6, 2009
Gauguin “in the Heart of Thought”

Olivier Lugon, Université de Lausanne

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 January 15 – February 28, 2009

Learning from Photographs: Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Photography

Emily Ballew Neff, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, 
July 1 – August 31, 2008

Revolutionary Paintings by West, Copley, and Trumbull

Lisa Pon, Southern Methodist University

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 November 1 – December 31, 2008

Forlì’s Madonna of the Fire: Image, Cult, Community

Nino Simonishvili, Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, March 1 – April 30, 2009
Images of Identity at the Crossroads: Georgian Medieval Art, a Comparative Study

Luigi Sperti, Università Ca’Foscari di Venezia

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow / Millon Architectural History Guest Scholar, September 2 – October 15, 2008
Architectural Decoration and Classical Tradition in Early Renaissance Venice


2007 – 2008

Cammy Brothers, University of Virginia

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow / Millon Architectural History Guest Scholar, July 1 – August 31, 2007

Drawing from Memory: Giuliano da Sangallo and the
 Ruins of Rome

Laura Coyle, American Federation of Arts

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 November 1 – December 31, 2007

A Passion for Flowers: Painting in France from Courbet to Monet

Virginie Defente, Université Rennes II

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Visiting Fellow, March 1 – April 30, 2008

Genesis and Formation of Early Celtic Art

Davide Gasparotto, Galleria Nazionale, Parma

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, July 1 – August 31, 2007
Humanists and Artists in Sixteenth­-Century Veneto:
 The Case of Andrea Riccio

Eunice D. Howe, University of Southern California

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 1 – 30, 2007

The Architecture of Healing: Hospitals in Early Modern Italy, 1400 – 1600

Fredrika H. Jacobs, Virginia Commonwealth University

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, May 1 – June 30, 2007
Dialogues of Devotion: Soliciting Favor from the Madonna in Renaissance Italy

Michael Kiene, Universität zu Köln

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, 
November 1 – December 31, 2007

“Palaces of Wisdom”: College and University Building in Italy, 1300 – 1800

Caroline P. Murphy, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 July 1 – August 31, 2007

Marieanne de la Trémoille: Shaping Space across the Courts of Europe

Guido Rebecchini, Università di Siena

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 September 4 – October 31, 2007

The Artistic and Literary Patronage of Cardinal Ippolito de’ Medici, 1529 – 1535

Pietro Roccasecca, Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 September 4 – October 31, 2007

Visual and Representational Theories in Leon Battista Alberti’s De pictura


2006 – 2007

Sally J. Cornelison, University of Kansas

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, 
July 1 – August 31, 2006

Medici Power and Popular Piety: Giambologna’s Saint Antoninus Chapel at San Marco, Florence

Smiljka Gabelić, University of Belgrade

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 September 1 – October 31, 2006
The Monastery at Konče and Monumental Art of the Fourteenth Century in the Balkans

Amy Golahny, Lycoming College

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, January 3 – February 28, 2007

Rembrandt and Italy

Sally J. Cornelison, University of Kansas

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 July 1 – August 31, 2006

Medici Power and Popular Piety: Giambologna’s Saint Antoninus Chapel at San Marco, Florence

Smiljka Gabelić, University of Belgrade

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, 
September 1 – October 31, 2006

The Monastery at Konče and Monumental Art of the Fourteenth Century in the Balkans

Marcia B. Hall, Temple University

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, 
January 16 – March 28, 2007

The Sacred Image in the Renaissance: Crisis and Resolution

Fredrika H. Jacobs

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 May 1 – June 30, 2007

Devotional Dialogues: Miraculous Madonnas and Gifting Images for Grace

Andrew Hemingway, University College London

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 November 1 – December 31, 2006

American Modern: Reification and Precisionist Painting

Eik Kahng, The Walters Art Museum

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 May 1 – June 30, 2006

The Repeating Image: Multiples in French Painting from David to Matisse

Joanna Ostapkowicz, World Museum Liverpool

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, July 1 – August 31, 2006

Visual Arts of the Caribbean in the Eleventh through the Sixteenth Century: Taíno Wooden and Cotton Sculpture

Richard Steven Street, San Anselmo, California

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 September 1 – October 31, 2006

Leonard Nadel’s Photo Essay on Bracero Laborers in California

Michelle Joan Wilkinson, Washington, DC

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 March 1 – April 30, 2007

Juan Sánchez: A Monograph for A Ver: Revisioning Art History


2005 – 2006

Jean-Philippe Antoine, Université de Lyon 3 – Jean Moulin
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, 
September 9 – October 31, 2005

Samuel Morse and the New Economy of Signs

Sheila R. Canby, The British Museum

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 January 3 – February 28, 2006

Manuscript Illumination in Safavid Iran, 1501 – 1722

Stéphane Laurent, Université de Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne, Institut national d’histoire de l’art
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, 
November 1 – December 31, 2005

Decorative Arts, Fine Arts, and Techniques: The Concept of the Unity of Arts Developed by Raoul Dufy’s Fée Électricité

Boris I. Marshak, The State Hermitage Museum
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 January 3 – February 28, 2006

The History of the Art of Sogdiana

Anthony White, University of Melbourne
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 April 1 – May 31, 2006

Modernism and Fascism: Italian Abstraction in the 1930s