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Visiting Senior Fellows, 2016–2020

2019 – 2020

Piers Alan Baker-Bates, The Open University
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, November 1 – December 31, 2019
“In the Spanish Fashion”: Italian Material Culture and Spanish Devotional Practice in the Sixteenth Century

Henry John Drewal, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, January 2 – February 29, 2020
Sensiotics: Senses in Understandings of the Arts, Culture, and History of the Yoruba People in Africa and the African Diaspora

Péter Farbaky, Budapest History Museum
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2019
The Role of John of Aragon (1456–1485) in the Art Patronage of Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary

Karen Lang, University of Oxford
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, May 1 – June 30, 2019
Phillip Guston and the Allegory of Painting

Amy F. Ogata, University of Southern California
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, January 2 – February 29, 2020
Metal, the Metallic, and the Making of Modern France

April Oettinger, Goucher College
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2019
Animating Nature: Lorenzo Lotto and the Sublime Turn in Venetian Landscape Art, 1500–1550

John Ott, James Madison University
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, May 1 – June 30, 2019
Mixed Media: The Visual Cultures of Racial Integration, 1931–1954

Elisabeth Oy-Marra, Institut für Kunstgeschichte und Musikwissenschaften, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2019
Techniques of “Autopsy”: The Role of the Graphic Copy in the Emergence of a Science of Art in Late Seventeenth-Century Rome

Jerry Philogene, Dickinson College
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2019
Beyond Vodou Iconography: Luce Turnier, a Feminist Modernist in Haiti

Stephanie Porras, Tulane University
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, November 1 – December 31, 2019
The First Viral Images: Maerten de Vos, Antwerp Print, and the Early Modern Globe


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 Visiting Senior Fellow, September 1 – October 31, 2018
Savage Tales: The Writings of Paul Gauguin

Branden W. Joseph, Columbia University
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, March 1 – April 30, 2019
Forms of Life: Kathy Acker, Jack Smith, Lee Lozano, and Carolee Schneemann

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

Freeborn O. Odiboh, University of Benin
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, March 1 – April 30, 2019
The “Mysterious” Realist Paintings of Andrew Wyeth and Abayomi Barber: Cross-Cultural Dialogue

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
Cosmoscapes: Interpreting Buddhist Imagery in Ancient Japan

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 and Architecture

S. Hollis Clayson, Northwestern University
Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, November 1 – December 31, 2017
Electric Paris: Episodes from the Visual Culture of the City of Light in the Era of Thomas Edison

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 and Berlin: Distraction, Destruction, and the Meaning of Home

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
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 Conbenzl (1712 – 1770) and His Collection of Drawings

Nancy S. 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
Pirro Ligorio as a Draftsman: The Catalogue Raisonné of his Drawings

Reva Wolf, State University of New York at New Paltz
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, June 15 – August 15, 2017
Goya and 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)