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'History of Art' Archive

Luba Nissenbaum ’08 to Participate on Doctors Without Borders Panel

Posted November 7, 2013

Luba Nissenbaum ’08 will be participating in an Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) panel, answering questions and sharing her experiences while working with the organization. The panel will follow a screening of Access to the Danger Zone, a documentary on the challenges that medical humanitarian organizations face delivering aid in conflict zones. Nissenbaum has been working […]

Emily Rauh Pulitzer ’55 Awarded Cincinnati Art Award

Posted February 20, 2013

Emily Rauh Pulitzer ’55, the founder and chair of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, will be awarded the Cincinnati Art Award by the Art Museum of Cincinnati. Pulitzer will be honored at a gala in April, with a companion exhibition titled, “Memories: Some of my Favorite Things. An Exhibition Selected by […]

Kim Sajet, M.A. ’05, Appointed Director of the National Portrait Gallery

Posted February 14, 2013

Kim Sajet, M.A. ’05, was named director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, effective April 1. Sajet, who is currently president and CEO of the Historical Society of Philadelphia, will lead a staff of 65 and a collection of about 21,000 objects. The National Portrait Gallery, established by Congress in 1962, tells the history of […]

Clarence Burton Sheffield, Ph.D. ’99, Named Recipient of Eugene Fram Chair in Applied Critical Thinking From RIT

Posted September 6, 2012
Photo of Clarence Sheffield

Clarence Burton Sheffield, Jr., Ph.D. ’99, has been named the first recipient of the Eugene Fram Chair in Applied Critical Thinking at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). A faculty member in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences since 2003, Sheffield began his three-year appointment on September 1. According to RIT’s press release, the Eugene […]

Elizabeth Bolman, Ph.D. ’97, Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship For Work on Egyptian Monastic Church

Posted April 21, 2011
Red Monastery interior. Photo by Elizabeth Bolman

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has recently recognized the significance of Bolman’s work by awarding her the Guggenheim Fellowship to support the completion of a book on the 6th-century Egyptian Red Monastery, which her work has revealed as a major monument.

Mary E. ‘Mel’ McCombie ’76 Named Fulbright Scholar

Posted April 21, 2011
photo of Mel McCombie in a wetsuit

Mary E. “Mel” McCombie has been has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research at the American University in Cairo  for the 2011-12 academic year. She is the first such scholar in this position with a background in visual culture and art history. McCombie’s research project compares advertising for products aimed […]

William K Rudolph, Ph.D. ’03, named American Art Curator at Milwaukee Art Museum

Posted April 21, 2011

The Milwaukee Art Museum has named William Keyse Rudolph, Ph.D. ’03, as its new curator of American art and decorative arts. Since 2009, Rudolph served as the curator of American art at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Mass. Prior to that, he was the associate curator of American art at the Dallas Museum of […]

Sharon Gerstel ’84 Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Posted May 24, 2010

Sharon Gerstel ’84, a professor of Byzantine art and archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, a grant made annually by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to “men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.” The prestigious […]

Janet Ozzard ’85 Takes Helm at DailyCandy

Posted March 30, 2010
logo: dailycandy

Janet Ozzard ’85 has been named editor-in-chief of, an e-mail tastemaker publication that reaches 3 million subscribers with daily editions focusing on 11 U.S. cities and London as well as an “Everywhere” edition featuring online picks; and 15 weekly editions including  12 local DailyCandy Kids editions, a national kids’ edition, a travel edition, and […]

Emily Rauh Pulitzer ’55 Wins Duncan Phillips Award

Posted February 9, 2010

Emily Rauh Pulitzer ’55, the founder and chair of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, has received the Duncan Phillips Award from the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. The award celebrates “the spirit of collecting and philanthropy represented by the life of museum founder Duncan Phillips.” After graduating from Bryn Mawr with a […]

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