The Smithsonian American Art Museum
announces appointment of 16 new fellows for the 20092010 academic year. The museums program grants awards for scholars and students to pursue research at the museum, including senior, predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships.
The 20092010 museum fellows are:
Dana ByrdJames Renwick Predoctoral Fellow in American Craft, Yale University; Reconstructions: The Material Culture of the Post-bellum Plantation, 186177
Kathleen Merrill CampagnoloPostdoctoral Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art; Art and Homage in 1960s New York
David Peters CorbettTerra Foundation for American Art Senior Fellow, University of York; Landscape, City, and Identity in American Painting, ca. 18401917
Anna DezeuzeTerra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Manchester; The Everyday in American Art, 195871
Amanda DouberleyPredoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin; The Corporate Model: Sculpture, Architecture, and the American City, 194675
Nika ElderWyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, Princeton University; Show and Tell: Representation, Communication, and the Still Lifes of William M. Harnett
Jason HillPatricia and Phillip Frost Predoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California; The Artist as Reporter: The PM News Picture, 194048
Joseph LarnerdDouglass Foundation Graduate Fellow, Temple University; Re-contextualizing the Throne: James Hamptons Material Iconology
Kate LemayTerra Foundation for American Art Predoctoral Fellow, Indiana University; Forgotten Memorials: The American Cemeteries in France from World War II Smithsonian American Art Museum News SI-244-2009
Nenette Luarca-ShoafPredoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware; The Place of the Mississippi River in Antebellum Visual Culture and Imagination
James MeyerSenior Fellow, Emory University; The Return of the 1960s: Narratives of the Contemporary
John OttPostdoctoral Fellow, James Madison University; Brotherhood on Paper: Giacomo Patri and the Representation of Interracial Solidarity in the American Labor Movement
Stephen PhillipsPostdoctoral Fellow, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; Towards a Research Practice: Frederick Kieslers Experiments in Morphology and Modern Design
Sarah RogersTerra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Fellow, Southern Methodist University; Innocents Abroad, Again: American Art in Beirut, 195375
Julia SienkewiczJoshua C. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Citizenship by Design: Art and Identity in the Early Republic
Catherine WalshPredoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware; Tell Me a Story: Narrative and Orality in Nineteenth-Century American Visual Culture
Since 1970, the museum has hosted more than 360 scholars who now occupy positions in academic and cultural institutions across the United States. Fellowship opportunities available at the Smithsonian American Art Museum include the Terra Foundation for American Art Fellowships for the cross-cultural study of art of the United States; the Patricia and Phillip Frost Fellowship for research in American art and visual culture; the Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for the study of the traditions of American art; the Sara Roby Fellowship in Twentieth-Century American Realism; the Douglass Foundation Fellowship in American Art; the Joshua C. Taylor Fellowship; and the James Renwick Fellowship in American Craft. The museum also hosts fellows supported by the Smithsonians general fellowship fund.
Research resources at the museum include extensive photographic collections documenting American art and artists and unparalleled art-research databases. An estimated 180,000-volume library specializing in American art, history and biography is shared with the Smithsonians National Portrait Gallery. An active publications program of books, catalogs and the critically acclaimed journal American Art complements the museums exhibitions and educational programs.