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Senior Fellows, 1980 – 2017

2009 – 2010

Suzanne Preston Blier, Harvard University

Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, 2009 – 2010

Imaging Amazons: Dahomey Women Warriors In and Out of Africa

David J. Getsy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2009 – 2010

Abstract Bodies, Postwar Sculpture, and Designating the “Human”

Jaime Lara, Yale University

Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2009 – 2010

Flying Francis: Catastrophes, Insurrections, and Art in the Colonial Andes

Evonne Levy, University of Toronto

Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2009 – 2010

Barock: Art History and Politics from Burckhardt to Hitler, 1844 – 1945

Jonathan M. Reynolds, Barnard College

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2009 – 2010

Allegories of Time and Space: The Visualization of Japanese Identity in Architecture, Photography, and Popular Culture

Michael J. Schreffler, Virginia Commonwealth University

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2009 – 2010

Inca Baroque: Colonial Architecture and the Image of the State in Cuzco, Peru


2008 – 2009

Luisa Elena Alcalá, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, 2008 – 2009

The Virgin of Loreto and the Jesuits in Colonial Mexico

Andrew Carrington Shelton, The Ohio State University
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2008 – 2009

Achille Devéria: Art, Identity, and Commerce in Early Nineteenth-Century Paris

Jonathan Unglaub, Brandeis University

Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2008 – 2009

Painting as Parthenogenesis: Raphael’s Sistine Madonna

Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh, University of California – Davis

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2008 – 2009

The City and Its Reverse: Performing Space and Gender in Islamic Urbanism

Nino Zchomelidse, Princeton University

Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2008 – 2009

The Medieval Image and Concepts of Authenticity

Rebecca Zorach, University of Chicago

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2008 – 2009
Passionate Angles: The Triangle in Renaissance Culture


2007 – 2008

Beth L. Holman, New York, New York

Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2007 – 2008

“Honest Envy”: Artists’ Competitions in Renaissance Italy

Stanko Kokole, University of Primorska, Slovenia

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2007 – 2008

Marbled Imagery of Humanists’ Imagination in the Tempio Malatestiano at Rimini

Marcia Kupfer, Washington, DC

Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, 2007 – 2008

Medieval Cartographies: Imagining the Orbis Terrarum and the Christianization of Space

Felipe Pereda, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2007 – 2008

Flemish Exports and Local Markets: The Religious and Ideological Conditions of Spanish Patronage

Alex Potts, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, fall 2007

Art and Non­-Art in the Mid­-Twentieth Century: Between Commitment and Consumerism

Dennis Romano, Syracuse University

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2007 – 2008

Markets and Marketplaces in Medieval Italy, c. 1100 – c. 1350


2006­ – 2007

David A. Binkley, Chevy Chase, Maryland

Frese Senior Fellow, 2006 – 2007

Situating Kuba Arts in the Colonial and Postcolonial Worlds

Philippe Bordes, Université Lyon 2

Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2006 – 2007

Family Portraiture in Europe from the Sixteenth to the Early Nineteenth Century

Thomas E. A. Dale, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2006 – 2007

Romanesque Corporealities: The Body as Image and Dissimilitude in the Art of Western Europe, c. 1050 – 1215

Simon Swynfen Jervis, The Fitzwilliam Museum
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, fall 2006
The Cabinet: Evolution of an Archetype

Branko Mitrović, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, spring 2007

Leon Battista Alberti and Euclid

Charles O’Brien, Carleton University

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2006 – 2007

Film and Electric Sound: New Media across the North Transatlantic

Daniel J. Sherman, Center for Twenty-First-Century Studies, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, 2006 – 2007

Margins of Modernity: The Culture of French Primitivism, 1945 – 1975


2005 – 2006

Stephen J. Campbell, The Johns Hopkins University

Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2005 – 2006

Beyond Translation: Mantegna, Humanism, and the Invention of the Past

Carol C. Mattusch, George Mason University

Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, 2005 – 2006

Antiquities, Archaeology, Politics, and Eruptions in Eighteenth-Century Naples, with a New Translation
and Annotation of J. J. Winckelmann’s “Critical Account of...Herculaneum, Pompeii, and Stabia,” 1771

Partha Mitter, University of Sussex

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2005 – 2006
Another Face of Modernism: Social Commitment, Expressionism, and Indian Art, c. 1940 – 1950

Paola Modesti, Venice International University

Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2005 – 2006

The Architecture of Venetian Churches: Functions, Uses, and Public from the City’s Establishment to the Counter-Reformation

Lorenzo Pericolo, Université de Rennes 2 – Haute Bretagne
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2005 – 2006

Narrative in the Painting of Caravaggio and His Followers

Lucio Riccetti, Università degli Studi di Perugia

Frese Senior Fellow, 2005 – 2006

The Duomo of Orvieto: From the “Anonymous Master” to the Death of Lorenzo Maitani, 1284 – 1330