Contribute to Our Fellowships

The Joshua C. Taylor Fellowship is supported by alumni and friends in memory of the museum’s former director and founder of the fellowship program. This fellowship is awarded to doctoral candidates researching American art.

The George Gurney Fellowship Endowment Fund, established by Peter and Paula Lunder, honors the distinguished career of the museum’s former curator of American sculpture. This fellowship funds pre- and postdoctoral research in American sculpture. The American Art Museum holds over 2,700 sculptural works—the world’s largest single collection of American sculpture. Sculpture curator Karen Lemmey joined the staff in 2012 upon Dr. Gurney’s retirement, and serves as an advisor to Smithsonian fellows researching American sculpture.

The William H. Truettner Fellowship Endowment Fund, established by Peter and Paula Lunder to support research in American art, is a tribute to Mr. Truettner’s career of nearly fifty years as a curator of painting and sculpture at the museum.

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