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Visiting Senior Fellows, 1980 –

2018 – 2019

Adrienne L. Childs, The Phillips Collection and The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, November 1 – December 31, 2018
Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition

Ilia Doronchenkov, European University at St. Petersburg
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, January 2 – February 28, 2019
Western Art Exhibitions in 1890s Russia Reconstructed

Linda Goddard, University of St. Andrews
Paul Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2018
Savage Tales: The Writings of Paul Gauguin

Julie L. McGee, University of Delaware
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, January 2 – February 28, 2019
Sam Middleton: An American Artist in Holland, a Transnational Existence

Courtney Quaintance, Independent Scholar
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, May 28 – July 27, 2018
Women, Music, and Representation in the Seventeenth Century

Cole Roskam, University of Hong Kong
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2018
Designing Reform: Postrevolutionary Architectural Culture in the People's Republic of China, 1973–1989

Massimiliano Rossi, Università del Salento
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, May 1 – June 30, 2018
Filippo Baldinucci's
Notizie de' professori del disegno in Late Baroque Florence

Jordana Moore Saggese, California College of the Arts
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 25 – August 15, 2018
Game On: The Black Male Boxer in American Art and Culture

Nino Simonishvili, Tbilisi, Georgia
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2018
Wölfflin’s Art History in Stalin’s Home


Cécile Whiting, University of California, Irvine
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2018
Global War and the New American Landscape, 1939–1945

Martha Wolff, formerly The Art Institute of Chicago
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, November 1 – December 31, 2018
The Embroidered Altarpiece Made for Bishop Pedro de Montoya: The History, Function, and Stature of a Luxury Textile


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

Giulia Ceriani Sebregondi, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Rome
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2017
The Venetian Doge Leonardo Donà (1536 – 1612) and Architecture

S. Hollis Clayson, Northwestern University
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, November 1 – December 31, 2017
The Inescapability of the Eiffel Tower

Eleni Hasaki, University of Arizona
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, March 12 – May 11, 2018
Craft Apprenticeship, Social Networks, and Communities of Practice in Ancient Greece

Karen Koehler, Hampshire College
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2017
Walter Gropius from Exile to Occupation

Elizabeth J. Moodey, Vanderbilt University
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, March 1 – April 30, 2018
Conspicuous Abstention: Grisaille in the Art of the Burgundian Netherlands

Jacqueline Marie Musacchio, Wellesley College
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, January 2 – February 28, 2018
At Home Abroad: Anne Whitney and American Women Artists in Late Nineteenth-Century Italy

Lawrence W. Nichols, Toledo Museum of Art
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, March 13 – May 12, 2017
Frans Hals: The Family Portraits

Catherine Phillips, Independent Scholar
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, January 2 – February 28, 2018
From Brussels to the Baltic: Count Charles Cobenzl (1712 – 1770) and His Collection of Drawings

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

Ginette Vagenheim, Université de Rouen
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, November 1 – December 31, 2017
A Catalogue Raisonné of Pirro Ligorio's Drawings

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

Nicole L. Woods, University of Notre Dame
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2017
Performing Chance: The Art of Alison Knowles In/Out of Fluxus


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
Sovereign and Cosmoloy in Two Capitals: An Eighth-Century Buddhist Icon at Yakushiji

Julia Bryan-Wilson, University of California, Berkeley

Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, January 1 – February 28, 2017
Louise Nevelson's Modernist Drag

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
An Imperial Cult? The Case of Nikephoros II Phokas in the Rock-Cut Church of Cavusin, 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
Making Painting 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)