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    Board of Advisors

    Marisa Bass, Yale University
    September 2022–August 2025

    Stephen J. Campbell, Johns Hopkins University
    September 2020–August 2023

    Valerie Cassel Oliver, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
    September 2022–August 2025

    Maria Gough, Harvard University
    September 2020–August 2023

    Byron Ellsworth Hamann, Villa I Tatti, Harvard University
    September 2022–August 2025

    Joan Kee, University of Michigan
    September 2021–August 2024

    Alicia Walker, Bryn Mawr College
    September 2020–August 2023

    Curatorial Liaison

    Franklin Kelly, National Gallery of Art 
    Christiane Ellis Valone Curator of American Paintings 
    September 2021–August 2024

    Special Selection Committees

    Ailsa Mellon Bruce Predoctoral Fellowship for Historians of American Art to Travel Abroad

    Nicole Fleetwood, Rutgers University 
    February 2021–March 2023

    Jessica L. Horton, University of Delaware 
    February 2021–March 2023

    Howard University Undergraduate Internships

    Roger Lawson, National Gallery of Art
    2023–2025 internship cohort

    Jeannette Ibarra Shindell, National Gallery of Art
    2023–2025 internship cohort

    Haywood Turnipseed, National Gallery of Art
    2023–2025 internship cohort

    Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Eddie Chambers, The University of Texas at Austin
    October 2019–February 2023

    David Young Kim, University of Pennsylvania
    November 2020–February 2024

    Laura E. Pérez, University of California, Berkeley
    November 2020–February 2024

    David Young Kim, Laura E. Pérez, and Eddie Chambers



    Steven Nelson, Dean

    Peter M. Lukehart, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Fellows Programs

    Kaira M. Cabañas, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Publications (from March 2023)


    Helen Tangires, Center Administrator

    Nathalie Meza, Assistant Administrator for Budget and Accounting


    Sarah Battle, Coordinator of Academic Programs and Publications (from October 2022)

    Gary Calcagno, Gallery Support Specialist (from October 2022)

    Thomas Edwards, Fellowship Officer (from May 2023)

    Elise Ferone, Center Support Specialist

    Frances Grant, Center Support Specialist (to August 2022)

    Emily Koller-Apelskog, Fellows Program Coordinator

    Jen Rokoski, Communications Officer

    Matthew J. Westerby, Digital Research Officer

    Andy Wolanski, Fellowship Officer (to January 2023)


    Angélica Becerra, Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Gloria de Liberali, Postdoctoral Research Associate                                      

    Fulvia Zaninelli, Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Exhibition tour of A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur at the National Museum of Asian Art, led by Dipti Khera, cocurator and Center Ittleson Fellow (2009–2011), March 2023


    Center professors, fellows, and staff, May 2023. Photo: John Schwartz

    H. Perry Chapman, University of Delaware (emerita)
    Kress-Beinecke Professor, 2022–2023

    Adriana Zavala, Tufts University
    Andrew W. Mellon Professor, 2022–2024

    Gail Feigenbaum, San Diego, CA
    Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, spring 2023

    Stephen D. Houston, Brown University
    72nd A. W. Mellon Lecturer in the Fine Arts, spring 2023

    Senior Fellows

    Morten Steen Hansen, Danish Academy in Rome
    Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, fall 2022
    Idol-Phobia in the Spanish Empire: Translating the Sacred at the Escorial

    Marius B. Hauknes, University of Notre Dame
    Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow
    The Medieval Image of Chaos as the Image of the Other

    Angela Ho, George Mason University
    Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow
    Defining Self and Other: The Dutch East India Company’s Encounters with Chinese Culture, 1602–1740

    Christopher Lakey, Rhinebeck, NY
    Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, spring 2023
    The Materials of Anachronism: Gold Ground Painting during the Long Middle Ages (1200–1600)

    Sarah Lopez, University of Pennsylvania
    Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, spring 2023
    Architectural History Is Migrant History: Construction Labor and Cantera Stone in Mexico and the United States

    Megan R. Luke, University of Southern California
    William C. Seitz Senior Fellow
    Sculpture in an Age of Mass Reproduction

    Rune Nyord, Emory University
    Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow
    Nocturnal Propensities: Mortuary Religion and Ontology in the Ancient Egyptian Middle Kingdom

    Alessandra Raengo, Georgia State University
    Paul Mellon Senior Fellow, fall 2022
    Liquid Blackness in Contemporary Visual Arts: Black Study as Aesthetic Practice

    Adriana Zavala presents her research to Center members and National Gallery staff, September 2022

    Visiting Senior Fellows

    James M. Córdova, University of Colorado Boulder
    Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, winter 2023
    Sacralizing Conquest: The Spanish-Aztec War in Religious Art

    Anastasia Dakouri-Hild, University of Virginia
    Leonard A. Lauder Visiting Senior Fellow, fall 2022
    The World In Between: Egypt, Wawat, Kush, and Meroe in Africa

    Al-An deSouza, University of California, Berkeley
    Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, summer 2022
    Disturbances in the Force: Reimagining America through Its Art Histories

    Ann C. Huppert, University of Washington
    Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, fall 2022
    Building Knowledge: The Culture of Construction in 16th-Century Rome

    Kiki Karoglou, New York, NY
    Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, fall 2022
    MANIA: Narratives of Madness in Classical Art

    Michele Lamprakos, University of Maryland, College Park
    Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, fall 2022
    Memento Mauri: The Afterlife of the Great Mosque of Córdoba

    Nancy Micklewright, Silver Spring, MD
    Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, spring 2023
    Fashion in a Global City: Dress and the Camera in Late Ottoman Istanbul

    Allison Morehead, Queen’s University
    Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, summer 2022
    Edvard Munch and the Medicalization of Modern Life

    Carol McMichael Reese, Tulane University
    Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow, summer 2022
    Race, Housing, and Community Design in the Company Towns of the US Canal Zones, 1920–1960

    Alex Dika Seggerman, Rutgers University–Newark
    Leonard A. Lauder Visiting Senior Fellow, summer 2022
    Art Histories of Antebellum American Islam

    Tanya Sheehan, Colby College
    Beinecke Visiting Senior Fellow, spring 2023
    After Harlem Hospital: Modern Medicine and African American Art

    Heather Wolfe, Folger Shakespeare Library
    Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, fall 2022
    Paper Matters: The Socio-Materiality of Early Modern Paper

    Rune Nyord, former fellow Pamela O. Long, Ann C. Huppert, and Michele Lamprakos at the Center’s opening reception, September 2022

    Ailsa Mellon Bruce National Gallery of Art Sabbatical Fellows 

    Danielle Hahn, National Gallery of Art, Department of Music Programs
    We Gather Together: The Role of Music Festivals in Healing and Rebuilding Communities following Periods of War, Pandemic, Famine, Displacement, and Other Epic Disasters

    Paige Rozanski, National Gallery of Art, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art
    USCO: A Meditation on Technology and Mysticism and the Creation of a Psychedelic Aesthetic

    Postdoctoral Fellows

    Nisa Ari
    Beinecke Postdoctoral Fellow, 2021–2023
    Cultural Mandates, Artistic Missions, and “The Welfare of Palestine,” 1876–1948

    Benjamin O. Murphy
    A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2022–2024
    Second-Order Images: Reflexive Strategies in Early Latin American Video Art

    Guest Scholar

    Kendra Greendeer, University of Wisconsin–Madison
    Paul Mellon Guest Predoctoral Fellow
    Rematriating Indigeneity in Contemporary Native American Arts

    Predoctoral Fellows

    in residence

    Davida Fernández-Barkan, Harvard University
    David E. Finley Fellow, 2020–2023
    Mural Diplomacy: Mexico, the United States, and France at the 1937 Exposition Internationale in Paris

    Rheagan Eric Martin, University of Michigan
    Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 2021–2023
    Printed, Painted, and Illuminated: The Expanding Visual Culture of Venetian Printed Books (1469–1517)

    Anthony J. Meyer, University of California, Los Angeles
    Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 2021–2023
    The Givers of Things: Nahua Religious Leaders and the Art of Making Gifts in the Mexica and Early Modern Worlds

    Cleo Nisse, Columbia University
    Paul Mellon Fellow, 2020–2023
    Unraveling Canvas: Textile Supports and Venetian Painting from Bellini to Tintoretto

    Delphine Sims, University of California, Berkeley
    Wyeth Fellow, 2021–2023
    (Re)surfacing Black Presence: Photography, Black Women’s Bodies, and Geographies

    Zsofi Valyi-Nagy, University of Chicago
    Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2021–2023
    Vera Molnár’s Programmed Abstraction: Computer Graphics and Geometric Abstract Art in Postwar Europe

    Cleo Nisse, Zsofi Valyi-Nagy, Kendra Greendeer, H. Perry Chapman, Anthony J. Meyer, Davida Fernández-Barkan, Delphine Sims, and Rheagan Eric Martin, May 2023

    Not in residence

    Meghaa Parvathy Ballakrishnen, Johns Hopkins University
    Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 2022–2024
    Untitled: Nasreen Mohamedi, Geeta Kapur, and Abstraction in Internationalist India, 1950–2016

    David P. Bardeen, University of California, Los Angeles
    David E. Finley Fellow, 2022–2025
    Arboreal Formations: The Dynamics of Wood in Italian Intarsia and Painting, 1450–1525

    Robyn A. Barrow, University of Pennsylvania
    Paul Mellon Fellow, 2022–2025
    Tracking North: Art, Ecology, and Exchange in the Medieval Nordic World

    Barbora Bartunkova, Yale University
    Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2022–2023
    Sites of Resistance: Anti-Fascism and the Czechoslovak Avant-Garde

    Justin M. Brown, Yale University
    Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 2022–2024
    Afro-Surinamese Calabash Art in the Era of Slavery and Emancipation

    Kirsten J. Burke, Harvard University
    Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, 2022–2023
    The Art of Writing in Renaissance Germany: Johann Neudörffer’s Calligraphic Revolution

    Christopher Daly, Johns Hopkins University
    David E. Finley Fellow, 2021–2024
    Painting in Lucca in the Late 15th Century: A Problem in Artistic Geography

    Erin Dickey, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellow, 2022–2024
    “Bad Information”: Networks, Knowledges, and Feminist Art in the 1980s

    Bianca Hand, Johns Hopkins University
    Twenty-Four-Month Ittleson Fellow, 2022–2024
    What Is Assyria without the Other: The Subversive Role of Alterity in the Reliefs and Architecture of Sargon II’s Royal Palace at Khorsabad

    Aleksander Musiał, Princeton University
    Paul Mellon Fellow, 2021–2024
    Immersion: Classical Reception and Eastern European Transformations of Hygiene Architecture, c. 1600–1830

    Catherine L. Nuckols, Tulane University
    Twelve-Month Ittleson Fellow, 2022–2023
    Unfolding the Sign: Iconography and Figuration in Maya Full-Figure Inscriptions

    Kelvin Parnell Jr., University of Virginia
    Wyeth Fellow, 2022–2024
    Casting Bronze, Recasting Race: American Sculpture and the Bronze Economy (1840–1890)

    Ailsa Mellon Bruce Predoctoral Fellowships for Historians of American Art to Travel Abroad

    Alexandra Artamonova, Northwestern University

    Graham Feyl, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Janina López, University of Pittsburgh

    Brandee Marlese Newkirk, Duke University

    Angélica Becerra, Gary Calcagno, and Kiki Karoglou during a tour of the exhibition Sargent and Spain, December 2022