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    ACLS Fellow Rian Thum presented his research on Islamic China at the 2018 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.

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

  • Ellen Holtzman Fellow

Matthew K. Bailey|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University in St. Louis - Turbulent Bodies: Disruptive Materiality in Modern American Painting, 1880-1930

Lauren Jacks Gamble|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art, Yale University - Accretions of Space and Time: The Environmental Art of John Trumbull

Amanda Douberley
Amanda Douberley|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art and Art History, University of Texas at Austin - The Corporate Model: Sculpture, Architecture, and the American City, 1946-1975

Anna C. Katz
Anna C. Katz|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University - Hybrid Species: Lee Bontecous Sculpture and Works on Paper, 1958–1971

Jason Goldman
Jason Goldman|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art History, University of Southern California - Open Secrets: Publicity, Privacy, and Histories of American Art, 1958-69

Edward M. Puchner
Edward M. Puchner|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art, Indiana University Bloomington - “speaking His mind in my mind”: Racialized Theology, Divine Inspiration, and African American Art

Edwin Rein Harvey
Edwin Rein Harvey|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley - Place, Tradition, and Modernity in the Art of Andrew Wyeth

Katherine Elizabeth Roeder
Katherine Elizabeth Roeder|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art History, University of Delaware - “Cultivating Dreamfulness”: Fantasy, Longing, and Commodity Culture in the Work of Winsor McCay, 1904-1914

Catherine Reed Holochwost|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art History, University of Delaware - Landscape as Machine: Vision and Imagination in Nineteenth-Century American Painting

Rebecca E.K. VanDiver
Rebecca E.K. VanDiver|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University - Black Artists, the Problem of Authenticity, and “Africa” in the Twentieth Century