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Members of the Center, 2016 – 2017


Samuel H. Kress Professor
Dale Kinney
Bryn Mawr College (emerita)



Andrew W. Mellon Professor
Estelle Lingo

University of Washington, Seattle


Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain

Formerly Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris


Sixty-Sixth A. W. Mellon Lecturer in the Fine Arts
Alexander Nemerov
Stanford University

Senior Fellows

Claudia Bolgia, University of Edinburgh
Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2016 – 2017
The “Long” Trecento: Rome without the Popes (c. 1305 – 1420)

Lisa Claypool, University of Alberta
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2016 – 2017
Picturing Science in Modern China

Sarah Elizabeth Fraser, Heidelberg University
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2016 – 2017
Chinese as Subject: Genres in Nineteenth-Century Photography and the Migration of European Chinoiseries

Hagi Kenaan, Tel Aviv University
William C. Seitz Senior Fellow, 2016 – 2017
The Origins of Photography and the Future of the Image

David Young Kim, University of Pennsylvania
Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, 2016 – 2017
The Groundwork of Painting: Background, Materiality, and Composition in Italian Renaissance Art

Giancarla Periti, University of Toronto
Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2016 – 2017
Correggio: Borders, Frames, and the Center of Painting

Ailsa Mellon Bruce National Gallery of Art Sabbatical Curatorial Fellow

Mary G. Morton, National Gallery of Art, Department of French Paintings

Considering Caillebotte

Visiting Senior Fellows

Renzo Baldasso, Arizona State University
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2016
A New Aesthetics for Print: The Emergence of the Visuality of the Printed Page from Gutenberg to Ratdolt

Basile Baudez, Université Paris-Sorbonne
Millon Architectural History Guest Scholar, June 1 – 30, 2017
Between Original Drawing and Printed Multiples, Tracing Paper as a Commodity: The Example of Antonio Senape’s Italian Landscape Albums

Cynthea J. Bogel, Kyushu University
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 1 – July 31, 2017
One Buddha and Two Capitals: A Seventh-Century Sovereign and an Eighth-Century Master of Cures Icon at Yakushiji

Julia Bryan-Wilson, University of California, Berkeley
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, January 1 – February 28, 2017
Louise Nevelson's Modernisms

Judit Geskó, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, November 1 – December 31, 2016
Cézanne and Non-Arcadian Abstraction

Karen Koehler, Hampshire College
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2017
Walter Gropius from Exile to Occupation

Lawrence W. Nichols, Toledo Museum of Art
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, March 13 – May 12, 2017
Frans Hals: The Family Portraits

Tom Nichols, University of Glasgow
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, November 1 – December 31, 2016
Jacopo Bassano and the Invention of Localism

Rachel E. Perry, Haifa University
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2016
Things That Matter: Jean Dubuffet, Jean Fautrier, and French Art in the 1940s

Lisa Pon, Southern Methodist University
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, January 1, 2017 – February 28, 2017
Raphael and the Renaissance Arts of Collaboration

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt, University of Pennsylvania
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2017
The Borders of Chinese Architecture: Balhae and Jurchen

Shigebumi Tsuji, Osaka University
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, May 1 – June 30, 2017
The Cosmological Background of Monumental Representation of Christophany before the Iconoclasm

Reva Wolf, State University of New York at New Paltz
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2017
Goya and the Spirit of Freemasonry

A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows

Fernando Loffredo
A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015 – 2017
A Sea of Marble: Traveling Fountains in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Megan C. McNamee
A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016 – 2018
The Numerate Eye: Dinumeration and Representation in Europe, c. 950 – 1100

Research Associates 

Lacey Baradel
Postdoctoral Research Associate for Projects in American Landscape Design History
Picturing Mobility: American Genre Painting and the Spaces of Modernity

Mattia Biffis

Postdoctoral Research Associate for Carlo Cesare Malvasia's Felsina pittrice
The Artist as Intellectual: Giuseppe Salviati and Venetian Mannerism, 1540 – 1575

Lara Langer
Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Kress and Mellon Professors
Andrea Sansovino and the Question of Modernism in Sixteenth-Century Italian Art

Lorenzo Pericolo, University of Warwick
Robert H. Smith Senior Research Associate for Carlo Cesare Malvasia's Felsina pittrice
Malvasia's Life of Guido Reni

Silvia Tita
Postdoctoral Research Associate for The Early History of the Accademia di San Luca, c. 1590 1635
The Visual Politics of Constantinian Imagery in the Early Modern Period

Benjamin Zweig
Robert H. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate for Digital Projects
Depicting the Unforgivable Sin: Suicide in Medieval Art

Predoctoral Dissertation Fellows

Predoctoral Fellows (in residence)

Seth Estrin [University of California, Berkeley]
Paul Mellon Fellow, 2014 – 2017
Objects of Pity: Art and Emotion in Archaic and Classical Greece

Aaron M. Hyman [University of California, Berkeley]
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 2015 – 2017
Rubens in a New World: Prints, Authorship, and Transatlantic Intertextuality

Denva Jackson [Harvard University]
Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 2015 – 2017
In the Footsteps of Our Fathers: Identity Construction and the Rise of the Eremitical Ideal in the Morgan Library’s Vitae patrum, M. 626

Michael Kubo [Massachusetts Institute of Technology]
Wyeth Fellow, 2015 – 2017
Architecture Incorporated: Anonymity in Postwar Modernism

Michelle McCoy [University of California, Berkeley]
Ittleson Fellow, 2015 – 2017
Astrology and Astronomy in the Art of Liao-Yuan China and Inner Asia

Phil Taylor [Princeton University]
David E. Finley Fellow, 2014 – 2017
Raoul Ubac's Photographic Surrealism

Leslie Wilson [University of Chicago]
Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2015 – 2017
Past Black and White: The Color of Post-Apartheid Photography in South Africa, 1994 – 2004

Predoctoral Fellows (not in residence)

Caitlin Beach [Columbia University]
Wyeth Fellow, 2016 – 2018
Sculpture, Slavery, and Commodity in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World

Ravinder S. Binning [Stanford University]
Paul Mellon Fellow, 2016 – 2019
The Medieval Art of Fear: Christ Pantokrator after Iconoclasm

Magdalene Breidenthal [Yale University]
Paul Mellon Fellow, 2015 – 2018
Leaving "Heaven on Earth": The Visual Codes of Byzantine Church Exits, 900 – 1200

Andrianna Campbell [Graduate Center of the City University of New York]
Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2016 – 2017
Norman Lewis: Linearity, Pedagogy, and Activism in His Abstract Expressionism, 1946 – 1964

Allison Caplan [Tulane University]
Ittleson Fellow, 2016 – 2018
Their Flickering Creations: Value, Surface, and Animacy in Nahua Precious Art

Grace Chuang [New York University]
Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 2016 – 2018
The Furniture of Bernard II Vanrisamburgh, Master Cabinetmaker in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Catherine Damman [Columbia University]
Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2016 – 2018
Unreliable Narrators: Laurie Anderson, Julia Heyward, and Jill Kroesen Perform the 1970s

Andrew P. Griebeler [University of California, Berkeley]
David E. Finley Fellow, 2016 – 2019
The Byzantine Illustrated Herbal and Its Use in the Transmission and Transformation of Botanical Knowledge, from Antiquity to the Modern Era

María Lumbreras [Johns Hopkins University]
David E. Finley Fellow, 2015 – 2018
“Verdaderos retratos”: Compelling Evidence and the Practice of Portraiture in Golden Age Spain

Fatima Quraishi [New York University]
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 2016 – 2018
Necropolis as Palimpsest: The Cemetery of Makli in Sindh, Pakistan (c. 1350 – 1650)

Oliver M. Wunsch [Harvard University]
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, 2016 – 2017
Painting against Time: The Decaying Image in the French Enlightenment


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

Lee Ann Custer [University of Pennsylvania]

Jessica Flores García [University of California, Berkeley]

Jill Vaum [University of Pennsylvania]