Ph.D. candidate Daniel Cochran has been awarded awarded the prestigious Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Newcombe Fellowship, awarded by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Daniel was one of 21 recipients nationally and the only art historian receiving the award.
Amy Hughes has been awarded the Dedalus Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. This is a very high honor. Only one such fellowship is awarded annually. And Amy is the first UW-Madison Ph.D. student to receive this prestigious fellowship in the two decades (1997-98 to 2017-18) in which it has been awarded.
Henry Drewal was recently granted a Hilldale Award for distinguished scholarship. The recipient of many awards (NEH, three Fulbrights, a Guggenheim, and most recently a Bard Graduate Center Fellowship), Professor Drewal is currently in Morocco learning the artistry of blacksmiths in preparation for a major international traveling exhibition entitled “Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths” that will open at the Fowler Museum-UCLA and travel to the National Museum of African Art-DC, and then to the Musee Quai Branly-Paris.
Photo credit: Sara K. Khan
The Whitney Museum of American Art is pleased to announce that Marcela Guerrero (Ph.D. Art History, 2015) has been appointed as assistant curators.
"It is a great honor to join the curatorial staff of a museum that has historically sought to redefine and celebrate the ever-evolving concept of American art and support its dynamism,” said Guerrero. “I’m especially interested in exploring the contributions and impact of Latinx artists in the United States. The possibilities enabled by such a forward-thinking museum are truly energizing.”