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Visiting Senior Fellows 1980 – 2017

2004 – 2005

Shyamalkanti Chakravarti, Indian Museum, Calcutta

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, 
September 1 – October 31, 2004

The Elephant of Nine Women: An Unexplored Motif of Indian Art

Stuart Lingo, Michigan State University

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow
, November 1 – December 31, 2004

Federico Barocci and the Alluring Icon: Retrospection and Modernity in Late Renaissance Painting

Christine Mengin, Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, 
June 1 – July 31, 2004

The Architecture of the Modern Courthouse in the United States and France

Janine Mileaf, Swarthmore College

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 July 1 – August 31, 2004

“Please Touch”: The Object in Dada and Surrealism

Jacqueline Marie Musacchio, Vassar College

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 November 1 – December 31, 2004

Art, Marriage, and Family Life in the Florentine Renaissance Palazzo

Liubov Savinskaya, State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 March 1 – April 30, 2005

Critical Catalogue of German, Austrian, and Swiss Paintings of the Eighteenth through Twentieth Centuries from the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

David Schuyler, Franklin and Marshall College

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, 
September 1 – October 31, 2004

The Sanctified Landscape: The Transformation of the Mid-Hudson Valley, 1824 – 1909

Javier Pérez Segura, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 1 – July 31, 2004

The Impact from Abroad: Picasso, Dalí, and Spanish Modern Painting in the 1928 Pittsburgh International Exhibition

Zygmunt Waźbiński, Nicholas Copernicus University, Poland
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 June 1 – July 31, 2004

Leonardo da Vinci’s Trattato della pittura and the Academy of Drawing in Florence: The Origins of an Academic Art Handbook


2003­ – 2004

Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer, University of Delaware
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 September 1 – October 31, 2003
Classicism and the European Imaginary in the Late Nineteenth Century

David Bindman, University College London

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, 
November 1 – December 31, 2003

Canova, Thorvaldsen, and the Reception of Sculpture in the Early Nineteenth Century

Thomas J. Brown, University of South Carolina

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 June 16 – August 20, 2003

The Reconstruction of American Memory: Civic Monuments of the Civil War

Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Starr Foundation Visiting Senior Research Fellow,
 June 1 – July 31, 2003 and May 1 – 31, 2004

The Aura and the Authority of Indian Art in the United States of America: Collections, Exhibitions, Personalities

Michael Roaf, Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 November 1 – December 31, 2003

The Construction of Ancient Mesopotamian and Persian Palace Decoration

Paolo Scrivano, University of Toronto

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 July 1 – August 31, 2003

Architecture and Town Planning Exchanges between Italy and the United States, 1945 – 1960


2002 – 2003

Alexandre Kostka, Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art, Paris
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 May 1 – June 30, 2002

German and French Art Propaganda during World War I in the Neutral Countries

Gregory Maertz, Saint John's University, New York

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow
, September 1 – October 30, 2002

The Invisible Museum: The Secret Postwar History of Nazi Art

Sadasiba Pradhan, Sambalpur University

Starr Foundation Visiting Senior Research Fellow, September 1 – December 31, 2002

Symbolism in Orissan Rock Art

David R. Marshall, University of Melbourne

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 November 1 – December 31, 2002

The Villa Patrizi and the Recovery of the Roman Rococo, 1710 – 1740

Dennis P. Doordan, University of Notre Dame

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 January 1 – February 28, 2003

Modern Architecture and the Cold War: The Curious Case of Frank Lloyd Wright and Post‒World War II Italian Architecture

Anita E Moskowitz, Stony Brook University, State University of New York
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, 
March 3 – April 30, 2003

The Sculpture of Giovanni Bastianini and the Nineteenth-Century Reception of Renaissance Sculpture


2001 – 2002

Margherita Azzi Visentini, Politecnico di Milano
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, 
April 1 – May 31, 2002

The Borromean Islands on Lago Maggiore

Veronica Bogdan, Russian Academy of Arts

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 May 1 – June 30, 2001

The Education of Artists at the Imperial Academy of Arts, Saint Petersburg, and the National Academy of Design,
 c. 1850 – 1917

Tamara L. Bray, Wayne State University

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, July 1 – August 31, 2001

Imperial Art and the Andes: The Imagery of the Inca State

Matteo Casini, Università degli Studi di Padova

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 July 1 – August 31, 2001

The Troubled Visibility of Venetian Social Culture in the Baroque

Jean Dhombres, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, March 1 – April 30, 2002
The Whole and the Part: How Drawing and Illustration Represented Integral and Differential Calculus (1670–1750)

Lorenzo Ghersi, Universith degli Studi di Udine
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, January 1 – February 28, 2002

Late Bellini and His Patrons

Elena Khodza, State Hermitage Museum

Soros Research Travel Fellow, September 8 – November 30, 2001
Greek Terracottas of the Hellenistic Epoch

Alexander Kruglov, State Hermitage Museum

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, January 1 – February 28, 2002

Ancient Greek and Roman Fountain Sculpture: Chronology and Iconography

Qing-Quan Li, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
Starr Foundation Visiting Senior Research Fellow, November 1, 2001 – February 28, 2002
Study of the Tomb Murals from the Song, Liao, and Jin Dynasties

John Anthony Loughman, University College Dublin
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow
, July 1 – August 31, 2002

Subject Terminology and the Reception of Art in the Netherlands, c. 1550 – 1720

Christopher R. Marshall, University of Melbourne
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2001
Displaying Painting in Seventeenth-Century Naples

Mitchell E Merling, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 November 1 – December 31, 2001

Capriccio (Invented Places): Paintings of Architectural Fantasy from Renaissance to Romanticism

Marsha Meskimmon, Loughborough University of Technology
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 September 2001
Women Making Art: History, Subjectivity, Aesthetics

Jerzy Miziolek, University of Warsaw, Institute of Archaeology
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2001
Botticelli’s Masterpieces Reflected: Domestic Panels with the Fable of Psyche from the Late Quattrocento

Pradeep Mohanty, Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute, Pune
Starr Foundation Visiting Senior Research Fellow, 
May 1 – August 31, 2001

Recent Archaeology in Western Orissa: New Research on the Mukhalingas

Ann Roberts, Lake Forest College

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, 
November 2001

An Illustrated Incunable of the “Rule of Saint Jerome” and Late Medieval Representations of Nuns

Pietro Roccasecca, Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, 
January 1 – February 28, 2002

The Idea of “Construzione Legittima” versus Material Evidence in the Wider History of Perspective Procedures

Elena Sharnova, The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

Paul Mellon Research Travel Fellow,
 November 10 – December 28, 2001

The Catalogue Raisonné of French Painting in The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts: From the End of the Sixteenth Century to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

Virginia Spate, University of Sydney

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow,
 March 1 – April 30, 2002

Metamorphoses: Woman, Man, and Nature in French Art from the Early 1800s to 1914

Marco Venturi di Este, Istituto Universitario di Architettura, Venice
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, 
November 1 – December 31, 2001

The Practice of Theoreticians

2000 – 2001

Catherine J. Allen, George Washington University
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow,
 March 1 – April 30, 2001
Cultural Patterning in Andean Art

Qing Chang, Research Institute of the Buddhist Culture of China, Beijing
Starr Foundation Visiting Senior Research Fellow, January 1 – April 30, 2001

Chinese Buddhist Art in North American Museum Collections

Joseph Connors, Columbia University

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, May  1 – June 30, 2000

The Architecture of Francesco Borromini, 1599 – 1667: Curiosity, Collections, and Borromini's Views on Architecture

Fredrika H. Jacobs, Virginia Commonwealth University

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, July 1 – August 31, 2000
The Metaphoric Relationship of Art and Life: Aesthetics and Science in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Pamela Gerrish Nunn, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, November 1 – December 31, 2000

Present and Incorrect

Giuseppe Pucci, Università di Siena

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 1 – July 31, 2000

Archaeology and Visual Arts in Epic Movies

Cynthia M. Pyle, New York City

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, March 1 – April 30, 2001
Art as Science

Abdul Rehman, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Starr Foundation Visiting Senior Research Fellow, June 1 – September 30, 2000

Symbolism and Decorative Motifs in Muslim Architecture of India: A Case Study of Makli Tombs

Pietro Roccasecca, Accademia di Belle Art, Firenze

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2000

Research on the Incisions for Perspective Construction in Italian Drawings and Panel Paintings from the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries in the National Gallery of Art

Martin Schieder, Freie Universität Berlin; Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, March 1 – April 30, 2001
French Art in Postwar Germany — German Modern Art in France after 1945

Susan L. Siegfried, University of Leeds

Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, July 1 – August 31, 1999
Ingres: Sex, History, and the Substance of Painting

T. Barton Thurber, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, January 1 – February 28, 2001

Publication and Publicity: Architecture and Print Culture in Renaissance Italy