Faculty News

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.