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Senior Fellows, 1985–2018

2017 – 2018

Babette Bohn, Texas Christian University
Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2017 – 2018
Women Artists, Their Patrons, and Their Publics in Early Modern Bologna

Anne Burkus-Chasson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2017 – 2018
Engaging Artifice: Chen Hongshou (1598/1599–1652) and the Illustrated Book

Manuel Castiñeiras, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2017 – 2018
Shifting Identities and Traveling Objects: Artistic Encounters with Byzantium during the Expansion of the Crown of Aragon

Nicola Courtright, Amherst College
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, spring 2018
Art and Queenly Authority: The Creation of Spaces for Marie de' Medici

Amy Freund, Southern Methodist University
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2017 – 2018
Noble Beasts: Hunters and Hunted in Eighteenth-Century French Art

Megan Holmes, University of Michigan
Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, 2017 – 2018
Scratching the Surface: The Marking and Transformation of Italian Renaissance Panel Paintings, 1250–1550

Prita Meier, New York University
William C. Seitz Senior Fellow, 2017 – 2018
The Surface of Things: A History of Photography from the Swahili Coast, 1860 to the Present


2016 – 2017

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


2015 – 2016


Morten Steen Hansen, Independent Scholar
Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2015 – 2016
The ''Low" Style of Giovanni da San Giovanni at the Medici Court

Angela Miller, Washington University in St. Louis

William C. Seitz Senior Fellow, 2015 – 2016
Reason, Magic, and Eros in American Art at Mid-Twentieth Century: The Artists and Writers in the Circle of Lincoln Kirstein

Mary Miller, Yale University
Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, 2015 – 2016
The Gold Disks of the Sacred Cenote, Chichen Itza

Barbara E. Mundy, Fordham University
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2015 – 2016
The Embodiment of the Word: The Impact of European Books and Print Culture in the New World

Mauro Mussolin, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, 2015 – 2016
Michelangelo and Paper as Palimpsest

Mabel O. Wilson, Columbia University
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2015 – 2016
Building Race and Nation: How Slavery Influenced the Civic Architecture of Antebellum America