Faculty News

Megan O'Neil will deliver the keynote lecture for the conference "Collecting Mexican Art before 1940: A New World of American Antiquities." Her lecture is titled, "Good Pieces in Sight": The US Market in Mesoamerican Antiquities circa 1940.

Megan O'Neil will host an AntiquiTEA at the Carlos Museum on November 5, 2019. Dr. O'Neil will discuss objects in which ancient artists evoked perishable substances or ephemeral experiences in durable materials.

Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi and Constantine Petridis of the Art Institute of Chicago have been awarded a Core Program Fellowship from The Camargo Foundation. The fellowship will support their work on Mapping Senufo in the spring of 2020. During the fellowship period, Gagliardi and Petridis will mine archives, analyze relevant documents, and write text for the project.

Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi and Lisa Lee have both been named fellows at The Clark Art Institute. The fellowship program enables scholars to pursue their research and participate in various institute events. While in residence at the Clark during the fall of 2019, Gagliardi will work on the collaborative, born-digital publication project, Mapping Senufo, she initiated and co-directs. Lee will be in residence during the spring of 2019 to develop a monograph analyzing the early work of Thomas Hirschhorn.

Elizabeth Pastan has been named a Senior Fellow at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Walter Melion has been awarded the Woolford B. Baker Award for his tireless and outstanding service to the Michael C. Carlos Museum.

Elizabeth Pastan was interviewed on CNN about the artwork and relics that survived the Notre-Dame de Paris fire.

The catalogue for the LACMA exhibition, Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915-1985, which includes an essay by Megan ONeil, has been awarded the 2019 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award from the College Art Association. The Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award is given for an especially distinguished catalogue in the history of art, published in the penultimate calendar year under the auspices of a museum, library, or collection.

Megan O'Neil will spend the spring semester 2019 at the Bard Graduate Center to work on a book in progress, The Lives of Ancient Maya Sculptures, which explores ancient Maya practices of sculptural creation, resetting, destruction, burning, and burial.

Sarah McPhee and Renée Stein have been awarded $650,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of a $1,000,000 grant to continue the Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Object-Centered Curatorial Research. The grant will go to the Art History Department and the Michael C. Carlos Museum and support continued collaboration with the High Museum of Art.

The catalogue for the J. Paul Getty Museum and Royal Academy of Arts exhibition, The Renaissance Nude, which includes an essay by Jean Campbell, “Painting Venus in the Poetic Tradition of the Early Reniassance,” has been named one of the Books of the Year 2018 by The Times Literary Supplement.

Christina E. Crawford was featured in the Emory Report for her undergraduate course, "The Architect and the City."

Jean Campbell has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Walter Melion has been granted a URC-Halle Award in support of his book project 'Motus mixti et compositi: The Portrayal of Mixed and Compound Emotions in the Visual and Literary Arts of the Low Countries, 1500-1640.'

Bonna Wescoat and Emory University are the recipients of a Connecting Art Histories Grant from The Getty Foundation for Beyond the Northern Aegean. The lecture series will explore how ancient communities traversed political and cultural borders to express, appropriate, and manipulate Greek architectural forms and ideas.

Todd Cronan is the 2018 recipient of the Minor White Archive Research Grant at Princeton University for his project "Reading Photographs: Minor White and the Problem of Audience."

Jean Campbell has been appointed a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of the Visual Arts at the National Gallery for 2018-2019.

Christina E. Crawford has been awarded the Emerging Scholar Prize by the Society for Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art for her article, "From Tractors to Territory: Socialist Urbanization through Standardization."

Sarah McPhee has been awarded a Samuel Candler Dobbs Chair in recognition of her exceptional accomplishments in scholarship, teaching, and service.

Walter Melion has been named the director of the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry.