Fellows' Forum

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 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, Junior Research 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The Fredrick Mason Perkins Archive in Assisi: Unpublished Letters for the History of Collecting in the United States during the First Half of the Twentieth Century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