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Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by CAA — Apr 15, 2015

CAA recognizes its members for their professional achievements, be it a grant, fellowship, residency, book prize, honorary degree, or related award.

Grants, Awards, and Honors is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

April 2015

Molly Emma Aitken-Zaidi, an independent scholar, has accepted a 2014 Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her project is entitled “The Connoisseurship of Longing and India’s Mughal Emperors during the 16th and 17th Centuries.”

Patricia Blessing, international and scholarship program officer for the Stanford Humanities Center at Stanford University in California, has won the 2014 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship from the Society of Architectural Historians.

Kirsten Pai Buick, associate professor of art history at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, has been named the 2015 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize by the High Museum of Art.

Jennifer Cohen, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago in Illinois, has been selected to be a visiting scholar at the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art by the Dedalus Foundation to conduct new research on Robert Motherwell and his contemporaries in honor of Motherwell’s centenary.

Shlomit Dror, a curator based in Jersey City, New Jersey, has completed a curatorial residency with the Brooklyn-based organization Residency Unlimited. Her residency term was February to April 2015.

Peter Fane-Saunders has received a 2014 SAH/Mellon Author Award from the Society for Architectural Historians for Pliny the Elder and the Emergence of Renaissance Architecture, his forthcoming book from Cambridge University Press.

Gregory Gilbert from the Department of Art and Art History at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, has been selected as a visiting scholar at the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art by the Dedalus Foundation to conduct new research on Robert Motherwell and his contemporaries in honor of Motherwell’s centenary.

Alice Ming Wai Jim, associate professor and graduate-program director in the Department of Art History at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, has been named the recipient of the Artexte Prize for Research in Contemporary Art.

Amy Lyford, professor of art history and associate dean of arts and humanities at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, has won the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2015 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for her book Isamu Noguchi’s Modernism: Negotiating Race, Labor, and Nation, 1930–1950.

Lucy M. Maulsby has accepted a 2014 SAH/Mellon Author Award from the Society for Architectural Historians for her book Fascism, Architecture, and the Claiming of Modern Milan, 1922–1943, published the University of Toronto Press in 2014.

Kent Minturn from the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in New York has been named a visiting scholar at the Archives of American Art by the Dedalus Foundation to conduct new research on Robert Motherwell and his contemporaries in honor of Motherwell’s centenary.

Adele Edelen Nelson of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has received a 2014 Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her project is entitled “The Emergence of Abstract Art in Postwar Brazil.”

Tanya Sheehan, associate professor in the Department of Art at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, has been awarded the 2014 Patricia and Phillip Frost Essay Award for her article, “Confronting Taboo: Photography and the Art of Jacob Lawrence,” which appeared in the fall 2014 issue of the journal American Art.

Christina Weyl, a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, has received the 2014 Archives of American Art Graduate Research Essay Prize, funded by the Dedalus Foundation, for her online essay, “Networks of Abstraction: Postwar Printmaking and Women Artists of Atelier 17.”