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Fellows and Interns

Fellows in Residence at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Academic Year 2008–2009

Makeda Best, Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
"Alexander Gardner–Photography into History, 1858–68"


Sarah Carter, Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
"A Basket, a Needle, a Penknife: Object Lessons in Nineteenth-Century American Material and Visual Culture"


Ellery Foutch, Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
"Arresting Beauty: The Perfectionist Impulse in Peale's Butterflies, Heade's Hummingbirds, Blaschka's Flowers, and Sandow's Body"


Joanna Frang, Terra Foundation for American Art Predoctoral Fellow, Brandeis University
"Becoming American on the Grand Tour, 1740–1830"


Jason Goldman, Predoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California
"Arousing Possibilities: Deviant Sexuality and Underground American Art, 1955–69"


Kenneth Haltman, Terra Foundation for American Art Senior Fellow, University of Oklahoma
"Preparing a Critical Translation of René Brimo, 'L'Évolution du goût aux États-Unis'"


Valerie Hellstein, Patricia and Phillip Frost Predoctoral Fellow, Stony Brook University
"The Politics of Metaphysics in the Club: John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, and Ad Reinhardt"


Jamie Jones, Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
"American Whaling in Commerce, Culture, and Memory: Contexts in American Art of the Inland and Maritime Frontiers"


Jason LaFountain, Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
"A History of New England Puritan Art"


Crawford Alexander Mann III, Terra Foundation for American Art Predoctoral Fellow, Yale University
"When in Rome: Italian Travel and the Pursuit of the Ideal Male Body in Antebellum American Art"


Holly Markovitz, Douglass Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, Boston University
"Reframing the Frontier: Rephotography, Repetition, and Return"


Leo Mazow, Senior Fellow, Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University
"Thomas Hart Benton and the American Sound"


Frank Mehring, Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Fellow, Free University Berlin
"Transatlantic Encounters with the Colors of Democracy: The Life of the German-American Artist Winold Reiss (1886–1953)"


Leta Ming, Predoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California
"Performing Counterculturalism: San Francisco Conceptual Art, 1969–79"


Nancy Palm, Predoctoral Fellow, Indiana University
"Unsettling Identities: Indian Iconography in Thomas Cole's National Landscapes"


Jody Patterson, Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Fellow, University College London
"Modernism for the Masses: Painters, Politics, and Public Murals in New Deal New York"


Janneken Smucker, James Renwick Predoctoral Fellow in American Craft, University of Delaware
"From Rags to Riches: Amish Quilts and the Crafting of Value"


Jeannine Tang, Terra Foundation for American Art Predoctoral Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art
"Conceptual and Post-Conceptual Art in the Cold War"


Robin Veder, Senior Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University
"Embodied Modernism: American Art, Exercise, and Dance, 1880–1940"


Annemarie Voss, Predoctoral Fellow, Rutgers University
"Incremental Remedies: Women Artists and Ecology since 1980"


Miranda Wallace, Postdoctoral Fellow, Queensland Art Gallery
"A Time of Images: Photography and Film in American Art since 1970"


Mary Peterson Zundo, Predoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Mapping Destiny: Cartography and Nineteenth-Century American Art of the Frontier"


Short-Term Visitor Awards at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

John Fagg, The University of Nottingham


Betsy Fahlman, Arizona State University


Marc McClure, Lees McRae College


Other Smithsonian Fellowship Appointments in American Art

Emily Bills, Postdoctoral Fellow (at Archives of American Art), Woodbury University
"Esther McCoy: Selected Writings of an Architectural Advocate"


Thomas Folland, Predoctoral Fellow (at Archives of American Art), UCLA
"Robert Rauschenberg's Combines and a Queer Neo-Avant-Garde: 1954–59"


Letha Clair Robertson, Predoctoral Fellow (at National Portrait Gallery), University of Kansas
"The Art of Thomas Hicks (1817–90)"


Jonathan Frederick Walz, Predoctoral Fellow (at National Portrait Gallery), University of Maryland
"Anti-Mimetic Portraiture and the American Avant-Garde, 1912–27"


Melissa Warak, Predoctoral Fellow (at National Portrait Gallery), University of Texas at Austin
"Sound Exchange: Interactions of Music and Art, 1955–69"


Francine Weiss, Predoctoral Fellow (at National Portrait Gallery), Boston University
"Visual Verses: Modern Collaborations of American Artists and Poets, 1921–46"

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