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 awarded a Hilldale Professorship 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.”
Symposium, MOUNT ATHOS IN CONTEXT
Friday, March 10, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Complementing the Art History exhibition currently on in the Mayer Gallery at the Chazen Museum of Art, Medieval Studies and Art History are hosting a symposium, "Mount Athos in Context" on Friday March 10, starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140.