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    ACLS Fellow Candacy Taylor presented her research on "The Negro Motorist Green Book" at the 2017 ACLS Annual Meeting 

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    Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow John Murphy leading a tour of his exhibit

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Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellows in American Art


The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art are awarded to graduate students in any stage of Ph.D. dissertation research or writing, for scholarship on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States. Although the topic may be historically and/or theoretically grounded, attention to the art object and/or image should be foremost.

This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Read more about this fellowship program.

Please note: affiliations shown are as of time of award. Please click on fellows' names for current information.

  • Ellen Holtzman Fellow

Noga Bernstein
Noga Bernstein|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art, State University of New York, Stony Brook - Global Age Design: Ruth Reeves and Cross-Cultural Practice

Margaret Grace Innes
Margaret Grace Innes|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University - Signs of Labor in the American Photographic Press, 1926-1951

Elizabeth Buhe
Elizabeth Buhe|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University - Sam Francis: Functional Abstraction

R. Tess Korobkin
R. Tess Korobkin |Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art, Yale University - Sculptural Bodies of the Great Depression

Jennifer Chuong
Jennifer Chuong|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University - Surface Experiments in Early America

Christina Michelon
Christina Michelon|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Interior Impressions: Printed Material in the Nineteenth-Century American Home

John Vincent Decemvirale
John Vincent Decemvirale|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara - Knowing Your Place and Making Do: Radical Art Activism in Black and Latino Los Angeles, 1960 to the Present

Audrey Sands
Audrey Sands|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art, Yale University - Lisette Model and the Inward Turn of Photographic Modernism

Saisha M. Grayson
Saisha M. Grayson|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art History, City University of New York, The Graduate Center - Cellist, Catalyst, Collaborator: The Work of Charlotte Moorman, 1963-1980