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Shawon Kinew Selected as 2020-21 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

May 28, 2020

Shawon Kinew has been named a 2020–2021 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, joining an impressive class whose work will span the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts.

As the 2020–2021 Shutzer Assistant Professor, Kinew will pursue an individual project in a community dedicated to exploration and inquiry, completing her book manuscript Baroque Softness: Melchiorre Cafà and the...

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CAA News Today: An Interview with Suzanne Blier

May 27, 2020

In 2019, Suzanne Preston Blier, professor of African art at Harvard University and former president of CAA, published a major book on Picasso’s use of global imageryPicasso’s Demoiselles: The Untold Origins of a Modern Masterpiece. In addition to its scholarship the book is groundbreaking for its reliance on fair use, the principle within US copyright law that permits free reproduction of copyrighted images under certain conditions. CAA led the way among visual arts groups in calling for...

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New PhD Graduates at HAA

May 22, 2020

Please join us in congratulating our recent PhD graduates.

We asked our new graduates to provide a brief reflection on their time at HAA, including their research focus, fondest memories, and what their future plans are. These are reproduced in full below. For more information, please visit the HAA Instagram page.

Victoria Addona: "Victoria's research focuses on architecture's intersections with the figural arts and technical sciences in late sixteenth-century Italy. Her dissertation, "Bernardo Buontalenti and the...

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New Publication: Jeffrey Hamburger (Ed.), "The Liber ordinarius of Nivelles (Houghton Library, MS Lat 422): Liturgy as Interdisciplinary Intersection."

May 12, 2020

Throughout the Middle Ages, the religious women of Nivelles Abbey governed one of the most venerable and powerful ecclesiastical institutions in the Holy Roman Empire, which played a critical role, not only as the center of the cult of St Gertrude, but also as a lynchpin in the power politics of the empire. The recent discovery of the oldest surviving manuscript from the abbey, its Liber ordinarius, thus represents a significant addition to knowledge, not only of Nivelles' liturgy and the development of the cult of its patron saint, but also of...

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Professor Suzanne Blier's book "Picasso's Demoiselles" winner of the 2020 Robert Motherwell Book Award

April 24, 2020

The Dedalus Foundation is pleased to announce that Professor Suzanne Blier’s book Picasso’s Demoiselles: The Untold Origins of a Modern Masterpiece (Duke University Press) is the winner of the 2020 Robert Motherwell Book Award. The award is given annually to a book that makes a significant contribution to the scholarship of modern art and modernism...

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HAA Alumn Professor Steven Nelson Announced as New Dean for Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at National Gallery of Art, Washington

March 6, 2020

The National Gallery of Art announced today the appointment of Steven Nelson as dean for the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA). Full information about his...

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Professor Joseph Koerner Announced as 2020 Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient for Writing on Art

February 4, 2020

Professor Joseph Koerner has been announced as the 2020 receipient of the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art by the College Art Association.

Joseph Leo Koerner is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art. His achievements include four landmark books on sixteenth-century paintings: The Moment of Self-Portraiture in German Renaissance Art (University of Chicago Press, 1993), The...

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