Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA)
CASVA, founded in 1979 and located in the National Gallery’s East Building, is a research institute that fosters study of the production, use, and cultural meaning of art, artifacts, architecture, urbanism, photography, and film worldwide from prehistoric times to the present. CASVA’s programs include fellowships, meetings, research, and publications. These are privately funded through endowments and grants to the National Gallery of Art. During the 2017 ‒ 2018 academic year, CASVA published The Artist in Edo and Reflections on the Collection: The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professors at the National Gallery of Art and produced the sixty-seventh A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts as audio and video presentations. Members for the 2018 – 2019 academic year include approximately 40 fellows from around the globe.