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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

Elizabeth Athens
Elizabeth Athens|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art, Yale University - Figuring a World: William Bartram's Natural History

Marci Kwon
Marci Kwon|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University - Vernacular Modernism: Joseph Cornell and the Culture of Populism in American Art

Elizabeth Bacon Eager
Elizabeth Bacon Eager|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University - Drawing Machines: The Mechanics of Art in the Early Republic

John P. Murphy
John P. Murphy|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art History, Northwestern University - Comrades in Craft: Arts and Crafts Colonies in the United States, 1894-1915

Grant Wesley Hamming
Grant Wesley Hamming|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art and Art History, Stanford University - Amerikanisch Malkasten: American Art and Dusseldorf

Andrea M. Truitt
Andrea M. Truitt|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Experiencing the Otherworldly: Magazine Reading and Illustrations of Orientalist Domestic Space in the United States, 1880-1920

Emily H. Handlin
Emily H. Handlin|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Architecture, Brown University - Moving Beyond Vision: Eadweard Muybridge in Philadelphia

John A. Tyson
John A. Tyson|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art History, Emory University - Beyond Systems Aesthetics: Hans Haacke’s Pedagogical and Parasitic Art

Shana Klein
Shana Klein|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art and Art History, University of New Mexico - The Fruits of Empire: Contextualizing Food in Still-Life Representation, 1865-1900

Shannon Vittoria
Shannon Vittoria|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Art History, City University of New York, The Graduate Center - Nature and Nostalgia in the Etchings of Mary Nimmo Moran, 1842-1899