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

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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

Clara Elizabeth Barnhart
Clara Elizabeth Barnhart|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University in St. Louis - A New Unity: Montage in the Murals of Ben Shahn and Stuart Davis in the 1930s United States

Klint Ericson
Klint Ericson|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Sumptuous and Beautiful, As They Were: Architectural Form, Everyday Life, and Cultural Encounter in a Seventeenth-Century New Mexico Mission

Sarah D. Beetham
Sarah D. Beetham|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Art History, University of Delaware - Sculpting the Citizen Soldier: Reproduction and National Memory, 1865-1917

Faye R. Gleisser
Faye R. Gleisser|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art History, Northwestern University - Guerrilla Tactics: Performance Art and the Aesthetics of Resistance in the United States, 1967-1987

Jill E. Bugajski
Jill E. Bugajski|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Art History, Northwestern University - Totalitarian Aesthetics and the Democratic Imagination in American Art, 1933-1947

Laura Turner Igoe
Laura Turner Igoe|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art History, Tyler School of Art, Temple University - The Opulent City and the Sylvan State: Art and Environmental Embodiment in Early National Philadelphia

Emily Ruth Capper
Emily Ruth Capper|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Art History and Department of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago - Allan Kaprow’s Formalism: Composing Pedagogy and Mixed Media in the Postwar American University

Erin K. Pauwels
Erin K. Pauwels|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art, Indiana University Bloomington - Sarony’s Living Pictures: Performance, Photography and Gilded Age American Art

Katelyn D. Crawford
Katelyn D. Crawford|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia - Transient Painters, Traveling Canvases: Portraiture and Mobility in the British Atlantic, 1750-1780

D. Jacob Rabinowitz
D. Jacob Rabinowitz|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University - Public Construction: Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Running Fence