While a curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Assistant Professor Megan O’Neil curated an exhibition called Forces of Nature: Ancient Maya Art from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which then toured to three museums in China. It is now on display at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin–the university where O’Neil received her M.A. in art history–until January 7, 2024. See here for more information about the exhibition.
Margaret Nagawa was the guest curator for Insistent Presence: Contemporary Art from the Chazen Collection, an exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The show displays forty-five works of art by twenty-four contemporary artists from the African continent and diaspora. It is open from September 5-December 23, 2023.
The Getty Research Institute has named Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi a Getty Scholar for the 2023-2024 academic year. She will be working on her collaborative, in-progress, born-digital multimodal publication project, Mapping Senufo: Art, Evidence, and the Production of Knowledge.
Chelsy Monie is part of #JustAndEquitableNow: Reimagining Arts and Humanities in Our Universities, a research project team of scholars at Emory University and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Over the summer of 2023, Monie and other team members will convene at the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study (STIAS) in Stellenbosch, South Africa for a research residency. For more information about the project, please click here.
Haley Jones has been awarded the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Graduate Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year in support of her dissertation project, “Value and Authenticity in African Art Auctions, 2000-2020.”
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences elected Walter S. Melion into the class of 2023. AAAS is one of the oldest and most distinguished learned societies in the United States. It was founded in 1780 during the American Revolution by John Adams, John Hancock, James Bowdoin, Andrew Oliver, and others, and Benjamin Franklin was one of the first fellows.
Sarah McPhee has received a University Research Committee (URC) award for 2023-24 in support of her book The Eye of the Etcher and her digital humanities project Envisioning Baroque Rome.
Annie Maloney has been named Visiting Assistant Professor of Early Modern Art History at Oberlin College for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Emma de Jong has been awarded the American Friends of Capodimonte Fellowship for 2023-2024. De Jong will draw on her background in Dutch, Flemish, and German prints from the 16th century for a major traveling exhibition on the Battle of Pavia tapestries designed by Flemish painter and draftsman, Bernard van Orley.
Walter Melion has been named Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington, DC for the academic year 2023-2024. He will spend the year finishing his book Praying through Prints: Technologies of Affective Piety and Image-Based Devotion in Dutch and Flemish Prayerbooks, 1480-1680.