John T. Paoletti Travel Research Fellowships
in Art History
Funds are available to support student research and travel in the summer following the junior year that will result in a senior thesis project. Only current juniors who are working with art history faculty and who will complete a senior thesis are eligible. These funds are made available through a gift from Judith Gurewich P’05, P’10 to the Art History Program at Wesleyan University in honor of John T. Paoletti, Kenan Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus and Professor of Art History, Emeritus. Paoletti Research Travel Fellowships are intended for advanced students who have demonstrated a commitment to art historical study and a strong aptitude for writing and research. In addition to a solid background in art history and knowledge of relevant foreign languages, students must have formulated an original, coherent, and methodologically informed research project related to the study of art objects, material culture, cultural sites, and/or architecture. Applicants must demonstrate that travel to archives and to specific collections and/or sites is necessary in order to complete successfully the proposed project. For application information and procedures, please click on the following link: John T. Paoletti Travel Research Fellowships in Art History
Previous recipients since the fellowship's founding in 2012:
2016 Nathan Johnson, Art History and College of Letters Double Major
Project title: "Purvis Young, Lonnie Holley, and Thornton Dial: When Outsider Artists Become Insiders"
2016 Sharifa Lookman, Art History and College of Letters Double Major
Project title: "Non finito: Botticelli and the Status of Drawing in the Italian Renaissance 'Here It Behoves Us, Use A Little Art'"
2015 Bryan Schiavone, Art History Major
Project title: "The Tree as Cultural Pillar Throughout Indian Art History"
2014 Rachel Hirsch, Art History and French Studies Double Major
Project title: "Mughal Illustrations of Hindu Epics: Tracing Iconographic Sources of the Razmnama and the Ramayana to the Indic Visual Landscape"
2013 Grace Kuipers, Art History Major
Project title: "The Philosophy Behind the Wall: Modernism, Industrialism, Primitivism and Albert Barnes' Wall Ensembles"
2012 Zoe Mueller, University Major with a Concentration in Urban Studies
Project title: "Highway Adaptation and Appropriation: Grassroots Transformation of Visual Culture in the American Rust Belt"