Fellows' Forum

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The Center’s Fellows Forum convenes regularly offering fellows an opportunity to lecture on their research projects and receive feedback from other scholars in the field, fellows, invited guests, and the general public.

Below is the schedule for the upcoming forum along with a list of all past forums, those who have participated in past forums, and the titles of their topics.

  • Spring 2017

    The Center’s Spring Fellows’ Forum took place on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Three papers were presented by the Winter/Spring 2017 Fellows:

    Colleague Collectors: The Collecting Patterns of American Artists in Nineteenth-Century New York City
    Diana Greenwald, Junior Fellow
    Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Oxford

    Frans Hals Paintings in America: From ‘Naemkoopers’ to an Embarrassment of Riches
    Dennis Weller, Senior Fellow
    Curator of Northern European Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

    Discerning Languages for the Exotic Porcelain: From the Marchand-Mercier’s Nécessaires to Duveen’s Object d’art
    Kyunghee Pyun, Leon Levy Fellow
    Assistant Professor, Department of the History of Art, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY

  • Fall 2016

    The Center’s Fall Fellows’ Lectures and Forum took place on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Three papers were presented by the Summer/Fall 2016 Fellows:

    Nature in Place: William A. Bell, Charles Lang Freer, and the Role of Landscape Painting in the Gilded Age Collectors’ Mansion
    Elizabeth Spear, Junior Fellow
    Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, University of Iowa

    Studies in Collecting: The Connoisseur’s Friend, Discoveries in the Drawings Collection of Count Charles Cobenzl (1712-1770) at the Hermitage
    Catherine Phillips, Senior Fellow
    Independent Scholar affiliated with the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

    Global Secessions: The Art Market at the Fin de Siècle
    Jeffrey Taylor, Leon Levy Fellow
    Western Colorado University

  • Spring 2016

    The Center’s Spring Fellows’ Lectures took place on Thursday, April 21, 2016, and Tuesday March 22, 2016. Three papers were presented by the Winter/Spring 2016 Fellows:

    A Hungarian Collector, Emil Delmar Connections to Art Dealers and the Museum World in the USA (after WWII)
    Andrea Rózsavölgyi, Junior Research Fellow
    Associate Curator, Collection of Sculpture before 1800, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

    Introducing Sir William Van Horne: A Gilded Age Collector in Canada
    Janet Brooke, Senior Research Fellow
    Independent Scholar and Curator

    The Importance of being Spitzer: on the role of provenance in the acquisitions for American museums and collections.
    Paola Cordera, Leon Levy Fellow
    Independent Scholar

  • Fall 2015

    The Center's Fall Fellows' Lecture and Forum took place on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Three papers were presented by the Summer/Fall 2015 Fellows:

    A Sanctuary of Arts: The Painting Collection of Wenzel Anton von Kaunitz (1711-1794)
    Gernot Mayer, Junior Research Fellow
    Ph.D. candidate, Department of Art History, University of Vienna

    Reimagining the Middle Ages in Massachusetts: Hammond Castle and American Medievalism
    Martha Easton, Senior Research Fellow
    Assistant Professor of Art History and Museum Studies, College of Communication and the Arts, Seton Hall University

    Art Dealing (and some Double Dealing): the British in Italy in the Eighteenth Century
    Brendan Cassidy, Leon Levy Fellow
    Professor, School of Art History, University of St Andrews

  • Spring 2015

    The Center's Fall Fellows' Lecture and Forum took place on Tuesday, April 7, and Monday, June 29, 2015. Three papers were presented by the Winter/Spring 2015 Fellows:

    Max Ernst: (Surrealist) Collector
    Kylie King, Junior Fellow
    Independent Scholar, Melbourne, Australia

    La Maison Goupil and the History of Collecting in America during the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century 
    Agnes Penot, Senior Research Fellow
    Independent Scholar, San Diego

    The Frederick Mason Perkins Archive in Assisi: correspondence from important private collectors and institutions for the history of American collecting during the first half of the twentieth century
    Fausto Nicolai, Leon Levy Fellow
    Professor of Modern Art History, University of Cassino, Italy

  • Fall 2014

    The Center's Fall Fellows' Lecture and Forum took place on Wednesday, September 3, and Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Three papers were presented by the Summer/Fall 2014 Fellows:

    Beyond the Havemeyers: Mary Cassatt’s Impact on New York Collections in the Gilded Age
    Laura Dickey Corey, Junior Fellow
    Ph.D. candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

    A Forgotten Book of Italian Old Master Drawings: The Reconstruction of the Abrate Album and Its Collecting History
    Antonella Chiodo, Senior Research Fellow
    Independent Scholar, Cigliano, Vercelli, Italy

    The Way Art Moves: Collecting Turner in America
    Nancy J. Scott, Leon Levy Fellow
    Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Mandel Center of the Humanities, Brandeis University

  • Spring 2014

    The Center's Spring Fellows' Lecture and Forum took place on Thursday, February 27, and Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Three papers were presented by the Winter/Spring 2014 Fellows:

    Lorenz Spengler and the Tradition of Art Collecting in Denmark
    Jesper Svenningsen, Junior Fellow
    Ph.D. candidate, Statens Museum for Kunst

    Cardinal Fesch and the Politics of Patronage in American Churches
    Carole Blumenfeld, Senior Research Fellow
    Palais Fesch-Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Ajaccio

    Taste, Opportunity, Good Fortune: New Research on the Collections of Caroline Murat
    Alba Irollo, Leon Levy Fellow
    Independent Scholar

  • Fall 2013

    The Center's Fall Fellows' Lectures took place on Wednesday, September 25, 2013; Wednesday, October 30, 2013; and Tuesday, Janury 28, 2014. Three papers were presented by the Summer/Fall 2013 Fellows:

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Art Finance: Why the Collector is More Important Than 'The Market'
    Markus Stolz, Junior Research Fellow
    Ph.D. Candidate, Edinburgh University, School for Business and Law

    The Fredrick Mason Perkins Archive in Assisi: Unpublished Letters for the History of Collecting in the United States during the First Half of the Twentieth Century
    Fausto Nicolai, Senior Research Fellow
    Adjunct Professor in Art History (Renaissance and Baroque), Department of Literature and Philosophy, University of Cassino and Southern Latium

    William Ottley (1771-1836) as a Collector of Drawings
    Marco Simone Bolzoni, Leon Levy Fellow
    Independent Scholar

  • Spring 2013

    The Center's Spring Fellows' Forum took place on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 4:00 pm, in The Music Room, The Frick Collection.

    Three papers were presented by the Winter/Spring 2012 Fellows:

    ‘Portraits, Portraits Enough, in all Conscience!’: Early American domestic picture collections, c. 1780–1840
    Susannah Brooke, Junior Research Fellow
    Independent Scholar

    Dealing with Duveen: The Hidden Hand of Mary Berenson in the Transatlantic Trade of Italian Renaissance Art
    Tiffany Johnston, Senior Research Fellow
    Independent Scholar

    Tapestry Collectors and Dealing in Gilded Age New York
    Barbara Caen, Leon Levy Fellow
    Independent Scholar

  • Autumn 2012

    The Center's Leon Levy Fellows' Forum, An Eye for Art: Sara Tyson Hallowell, took place on Thursday,
    November 29, 2012, at 4:30 pm, in The Music Room, The Frick Collection.

    A Pioneering Curator in Gilded Age Chicago
    Carolyn Kinder Carr
    National Portrait Gallery Deputy Director and Chief Curator Emerita

    Monets in the Castle: Building the Palmer Collection
    Kirsten M. Jensen
    Independent Scholar

     

  • Fall 2012

    The Center's Fall Fellows' Forum took place on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at 4:30 pm, in The Music Room, The Frick Collection. Three papers were presented by the Fall 2012 Fellows:

    Supervision: Rethinking Patronage, Collecting, and Markets in American Art History
    John Ott, Senior Research Fellow
    Associate Professor of Art History, James Madison University

    Exotic Tastes and Eclectic Interests: American Encounters with Indian Art
    Brinda Kumar, Junior Research Fellow
    Ph.D. candidate in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University

    Discovering the Women Who Collected Art at the Armory Show
    Vivian Barnett, Senior Research Fellow
    Independent Scholar

     

  • Spring 2012

    The Center's Spring Fellows' Forum took place on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 4:30 pm, in The Music Room, The Frick Collection. Three papers were presented by the Winter/Spring 2012 Fellows:

    Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, New York Collector: Private Gallery to Public Museum
    Margaret Laster, Leon Levy Fellow
    Ph.D. candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY

    Maiolica Comes to America: The Marketing of Renaissance Decorative Arts in the Gilded Age
    Timothy Wilson, Senior Research Fellow
    Keeper of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford)

    Collecting Photography: Stieglitz, Camera Work, and the Institutionalization of Photography as Art
    Lori Cole, Junior Research Fellow
    Ph.D. Candidate, The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

     

  • Winter 2012

    The Center's Leon Levy Fellows' Forum took place on Thursday, February 16, 2012, 4:30–5:30 p.m., in The Music Room, The Frick Collection.

    The Shopper, the Specialist & the Supplier, or, Shaw, Bode & Bardini and the Transaction of Art
    Lynn Catterson, Leon Levy Fellow
    Senior Fellow Departmental Representative, Art History Summer Term, Columbia University

  • Fall 2011

    The Center's Fellows' Forum took place on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 11:00 am, in The Walnut Room, The Frick Collection. Two papers were presented by the Center's Fellows:

    Stefano Bardini & Supply: Archive & Artifact
    Lynn Catterson
    Senior Fellow Departmental Representative, Art History Summer Term, Columbia University

    James Hazen Hyde and the Allegory of the Four Continents: A Research Collection for an Amateur Art Historian
    Louise Arizzoli, Junior Fellow
    Ph.D. candidate, Indiana University

  • Spring 2011

    The Center's Fellows' Forum took place on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at 3:00 pm, in The Music Room, The Frick Collection. Two papers were presented by the Center's Winter/Spring 2011 Fellows:

    Arthur Jerome Eddy (1859-1920): Modern Art within an Eclectic Collection
    Vivian Barnett, Leon Levy Fellow
    Independent Scholar, New York

    Edith Wharton's Art Collectors – From Gentlemen of Leisure to Wall Street Tycoons
    Elisabetta Mezzani, Junior Fellow
    Independent Scholar, Italy

  • Fall 2010

    The Center's Fellows' Forum took take place on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at 4:00 pm, in The Music Room, The Frick Collection. Two papers were presented by the Center's Fall 2011 Fellows:

    A Connoisseur in the Wilderness: Robert Gilmor, Jr., Prints, and Connoisseurship in Federal America
    Lance Lee Humphries, Leon Levy Fellow
    Independent Scholar, Baltimore

    Collecting, Speculation, and Diplomacy: Colonel John Trumbull, A Federalist Art Dealer in the Age of Revolution
    Matthew Fisk, Junior Research Fellow
    Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Spring 2010

    The Center's Spring Fellows' Forum took place on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at 4:00 pm, in The Music Room, The Frick Collection. Two papers were presented by the Center's Spring 2010 Fellows:

    Case Studies on the Collecting and Display of Modern Art
    Porter Aichele, Leon Levy Fellow
    Professor of Art and Coordinator of Museum Studies Department of Art, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

    "Democracy is going to be the death of art": Hugh Lane in America
    Morna O’Neill, Senior Research Fellow
    Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art, Wake Forest University

  • Fall 2009

    The Center's Fall Fellows' Forum took place on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at 4:00 pm, in The Music Room, The Frick Collection. Two papers were presented by the Center's Fall 2009 Fellows:

    "A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words": Reconstructing Robert Gilmor, Jr.'s Art Collection
    Lance Lee Humphries, Leon Levy Fellow
    Independent Scholar, Baltimore

    Thomas Fortune Ryan: Collecting and Patronage in New York and Virginia at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century
    Stephanie Jacobe, Junior Research Fellow
    Ph.D. Candidate, American University, Washington, D.C.


  • Spring 2009

    The Center's third Fellows' Forum took place on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at 4:00 pm, in The Music Room, The Frick Collection. Three papers were presented by the Spring 2009 Fellows:

    J. P. Morgan and Alexandre Imbert: Collecting Medieval Orvietan Majolica
    Lucio Riccetti, Leon Levy Fellow
    Università di Perugia

    Gothic Art in the Gilded Age: Medieval and Renaissance Treasures in the Gavet-Vanderbilt-Ringling Collection
    Virginia Brilliant, Senior Research Fellow
    Assistant Curator of European Art, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

    The Aesthetic Education of Henry Clay Frick
    Ross Finocchio, Junior Research Fellow
    Ph.D. Candidate, The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

  • Fall 2008

    The Center's Fall Fellows' Forum took place on Wednesday, October 29, 2008. Two papers were presented by the Fall 2008 Fellows:

    Central European Collectors and Art Collecting in America: Count János Pálffy (1829-1908) and Baron Karl Kuffner (1847-1924)
    Ingrid Ciulisová, Senior Research Fellow
    Institute of Art History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

    Arthur J. Sulley: Dutch Old Master Pictures and American Clients, 1893-1919
    M. J. Ripps, Junior Research Fellow
    Ph.D. Candidate, University of Oxford

  • Summer 2008

    The Center's second Fellows' Forum took place on Tuesday, September 15, 2008. One paper was presented:

    Alessandro Contini Bonacossi between Art and the Market (1878-1955)
    Fulvia Zaninelli, Senior Research Fellow
    Independent Scholar, Italy

  • Spring 2008

    The Center's first Fellows' Forum took place on Thursday, May 29, 2008. Two papers were presented by the Spring 2008 Fellows:

    Collecting Old Master Prints: Robert Nanteuil (c. 1623-1678) and His "Amateurs" in America
    Audrey Adamczak, Senior Research Fellow
    Independent Art Historian, Phalempin, France

    The Public and Private Collections of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe (1828-1887)
    Margaret Laster, Junior Research Fellow
    Ph.D. candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY