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Visiting Senior Fellows, 1985–2018

2017 – 2018

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

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

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


2016 – 2017

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

Cynthea J. Bogel, Kyushu University
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, May 1 – June 30, 2016
Looking Beyond Period and Style Frames: Imagery and Cosmology on an Eighth-Century Yakushi Buddha Pedestal

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

Maria Clelia Galassi, Università degli Studi di Genova
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2016
Jan Massys and the Depiction of Female Beauty in Flemish Painting (1530 – 1575)

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

Lynn A. Jones, Florida State University
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2016
Imperial Canonization: Representations of Nikephoros Phokas in the Rock-Cut Churches of Cappadocia

Amy Helene Kirschke, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2016
Black Ink: Romare Bearden's Political Cartoons

Karen Lang, University of Warwick
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2016
Philip Guston and the Allegory of Painting

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

Alison Locke Perchuk, California State University Channel Islands
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2016
The Monastery of Elijah: A History in Paint and Stone

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 – February 28, 2017
Raphael and the Renaissance Arts of Collaboration


2015 – 2016


Elizabeth Bartman, New York City
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, January 4 – February 29, 2016
"Manoeuvering the Marble": The Modern Restoration of Ancient Sculpture

Tom Gunning, University of Chicago
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, February 1 – March 31, 2016
The Invention of the Moving and Projected Image

Suzanne Hudson, University of Southern California
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 29 – August 15, 2015
Better for the Making: Art, Therapy, Process

Ruth E. Iskin, Ben-Gurion University of the Negrev
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2015
Degas and Cassatt: Constructing their Relationship, Legacy, and Value

Yuka Kadoi, University of Edinburgh
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 1 – July 31, 2015
Inventing Persian Art

Vladimir Kulić, Florida Atlantic University
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2015
Architecture's Expanded Field: Bogdan Bogdanović and an Alternative Genealogy of Postmodernism

Leo G. Mazow, University of Arkansas in Fayetteville
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2015
Hopper's Hotels

Nassos Papalexandrou, The University of Texas at Austin
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, November 1 – December 31, 2015
Monsters, Fear, and the Uncanny in the Preclassical Mediterranean

Alexa Kristen Sand, Utah State University
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, May 1 – June 30, 2015
Moral Vision: La Somme le roi, 1279 – 1500

Ginette Vagenheim, University of Rouen
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow / Millon Architectural History Guest Scholar, June 15 – August 15, 2015
Pirro Ligorio’s Early Drawings and the Influence of Polidoro da Caravaggio: A Focus on Landscapes

Matthias Weniger, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 1 – July 31, 2015
The Sculpture Collector Benoit Oppenheim (1842 – 1931)