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Visiting Senior Fellows 1980 – 2017

2014 – 2015

Lynn Catterson, New York City
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, January 5 – February 28, 2015
Stefano Bardini: Forming the Canon of Fifteenth-Century Italian Sculpture

C. D. Dickerson III, Kimbell Art Museum
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 1 – August 8, 2014
The Le Nain Brothers: Peasants and Piety in Seventeenth-Century France

Caroline Jordan, La Trobe University

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, September 22 – October 24, 2014
Cultural Change or Cultural Diplomacy?: The Carnegie Corporation of New York’s British Dominions Exhibitions, 1934 – 1941

Maite Jover de Celis, Museo Nacional del Prado
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2014
Wooden Supports in Seventeenth-Century Flemish Paintings of the Prado Museum Collection: Dating and Panel Manufacturing Technology Considerations

Stefan Krause, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, November 4 – December 19, 2014
Freydal, The Tournament Book of Emperor Maximilian I (1459 – 1519): The Washington Manuscript

Mireille Lee, Vanderbilt University
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 1, 2014
Origin and Functions of Ancient Greek Mirrors

Stephanie C. Leone, Boston College
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, November 4 – December 31, 2014
The Arts in Baroque Rome during the Pontificate of Innocent X Pamphilj (1644 – 1655)

Alla Rosenfeld, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2014
Images for the New Generation: Russian Illustrated Children's Books, 1918 – 1936

Hérica Valladares, Baltimore
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, April 28 – June 30, 2014
On Tenderness: Painting and Poetry in the Early Roman Empire

Oscar E. Vázquez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2014
Learning to Draw in Spanish: Copying the Body in Latin American Academies of Art, 1781 – 1910

Xin Wu, The College of William and Mary
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, January 5 – February 28, 2015
Gardens and Landscapes as Neo-Confucian Metaphors: Vision and Place-Making in Song Academies


2013 – 2014

Michel Hochmann, École pratique des haute etudes, Paris
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, January 5 – February 28, 2014
Colorito: Painting Techniques in Venice during the Sixteenth Century

Michael Kiene, Universität zu Köln
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 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, January 5 – February 28, 2014
Courbet’s “Amphibologie”

Raffaella Morselli, Università di Teramo
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, March 1 – August 30, 2014
The Artist's Portfolio: Creating, Producing, and Earning in Bologna in the Seventeenth Century

J. Nicholas Napoli, Pratt Institute
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow / Millon Architectural History Guest Scholar, June 10 – August 8, 2013
The High Altar of San Martino in Naples: Toward Enlightened Magnificence

Ulrich Pfisterer, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 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, November 4 – December 31, 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

Lucia Simonato, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow / Millon Architectural Guest Scholar, June 1 – July 31, 2013
Literary Description and Visual Experience of the Vatican Palace in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Arnold Witte, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 3 – July 31, 2013
Seicento Religious Theater and the Visual Arts: Contemporary References in Art Treatises


2012 – 2013

Michael Gaudio, University of Minnesota

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 18 – August 15, 2012
“Prosper Thou Our Handyworks”: Prints and Protestant Devotion at Little Gidding, 1625 – 1642

Paul B. Jaskot, DePaul University
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2012

Cultural Fantasies, Ideological Goals, and Political Economic Realities: The Built Environment at Auschwitz

Caroline Maniaque-Benton, École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, November 5 – December 31, 2012
Alternative Architecture: A Documentary History

Catherine Maumi, École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Grenoble
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2012
Victor Gruen: The Emerging Urban Pattern, or a New Architecture for Our Urban Environment

Mark Salber Phillips, Carleton University

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, December 3, 2012 – January 31, 2013

History Painting and Historical Representation in Britain: From Benjamin West to Ford Madox Brown

Monika Schmitter, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 18 – August 15, 2012

Portrait of a Collector: Andrea Odoni in His Sixteenth-Century Venetian Palace

Tran Ky Phuong, Vietnam Association of Ethnic Minorities’ Culture and Arts
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 21 – August 22, 2012

A Study of the Iconography of the My Son Sanctuary: Art Interactions in Southeast Asia from the Eighth to the Thirteenth Century

James Grantham Turner, University of California, Berkeley
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, January 1 – February 28, 2013
Eros Visible: Sexuality, Art, and Antiquity in Italy, 1499 – 1540

2011 – 2012

Nicholas Adams, Vassar College

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, January 1 – February 29, 2012
Architecture and the Modern Rule of Law: A Study of Gunnar Asplund’s Courthouse Extension, Gothenburg, 1934 – 1937

Laura Camille Agoston, Trinity University

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2011

Ambivalent Sovereign: Michelangelo’s Funeral at San Lorenzo

Cecilia Frosinini, Opificio delle Pietre Dure e Laboratori di Restauro, Florence
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, March 15 – May 15, 2012

The Bardi and Peruzzi Chapels in the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence: A Reconsideration of Giotto’s Technique, Chronology, and Patronage

Frances Gage, Buffalo State College, State University of New York
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2011
Visual Cures: Painting as Medicine in Seventeenth-Century Italy

Louisa C. Matthew, Union College
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, January 1 – February 29, 2012
The Material Renaissance: A History of Colorants in Renaissance Venice

Elisabeth Oy-Marra, Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 1 – July 31, 2011
An Annotated Bilingual Edition of Giovan Pietro Bellori’s Le Vite de’ pittori, scultori et architetti moderni

D. Fairchild Ruggles, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, May 23 – July 1, 2011
Imagining the Alhambra

Patrizia Tosini, Università degli studi di Cassino
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, November 1 – December 15, 2011
From Project to Finished Work: Painting, Drawings, and Decoration in Rome during the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century

2010 – 2011

Claudia Cieri Via, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, July 1 August 31, 2010
Erwin Panofsky and the Early Years in the United States 
(1931 – 1939)

Godelieve Denhaene, Bibliothèque royale de Belgique

Ailsa Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, May 20 – July 20, 2010
Abraham Ortelius (Antwerp, 1527 – 1598)

Fredrika H. Jacobs, Virginia Commonwealth University (emerita)
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, November 1 – December 31, 2010

Dialogues of Devotion: Votive Panel Paintings in Renaissance Italy, c. 1450 1610

Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, Todd Longstaffe-Gowan Limited, Landscape Design, London
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2010

The London Square, 1580 to the Present

Heather McPherson, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, November 1 – December 31, 2010

The Artist’s Studio and the Image of the Artist in Nineteenth-Century France

Anna Minta, Universität Bern

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 1 – July 31, 2010
Contested Historicisms: Uses and Interpretations of Architectural Formulas in Washington, DC

Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi, Università di Pisa

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2010

The Emblematic Garden

Mercedes Volait, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 20 – August 20, 2010
Bringing the East Back Home: Middle Eastern Arts, American Patronage, European Mediation