2020 Fellows Lectures

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SAAM’s annual fellows lectures were presented as a series of Zoom webinars in 2020 while the museum was closed temporarily due to COVID-19. Recordings of several of these talks are now available via the links below. For further information, please email SAAMFellowships@si.edu.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Session I: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Moderator: Karen Lemmey, Lucy S. Rhame Curator of Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Dina Murokh, Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian American Art Museum, University of Southern California, “Painted in Oil, Printed into History: McKenney and Hall’s Black Hawk

Christine Renee Garnier, Smithsonian Institution predoctoral fellow, Harvard University, “Silvered Frontiers: Theodore Baur’s The Buffalo Hunt in 1876”

Session II: 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Moderator: Eleanor Jones Harvey, senior curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Alba Campo Rosillo, predoctoral fellow, National Portrait Gallery, University of Delaware, “Portraiture and Risk in G.P.A. Healy’s Chicago Period, 1855–1867”

Caroline Riley, Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, University of California, Davis, “Art in Wartime: MoMA’s First International Exhibition in 1938”

Thursday, June 18, 2020

2:00 to 4:15 p.m.

Moderator: Saisha Grayson, curator of time-based media, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Ana Cristina Perry, predoctoral fellow in Latinx art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, CUNY Graduate Center, “Exhibiting the Agony and the Joy of Puerto Rican Life: Boricua: Aquí y Allá

Kyungso Min, Big Ten Academic Alliance Predoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Groovin’ in a Lacuna: Nam June Paik’s Satellite Intervention in the Global”

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Session I: 1 to 1:45 p.m.

Moderator: Crawford Alexander Mann III, curator of prints and drawings, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sarah Bane, Joe and Wanda Corn Predoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara,
“Join the Club: African American Artists and the Philadelphia Print Club”

Session II: 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. 

Moderator: Melissa Ho, curator of 20th-century art, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Davida Fernández-Barkan, Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard University,
“Mural Diplomacy: Mexico, the United States, and France at the 1937 International Exposition in Paris”

Robin Lynch, Terra Foundation for American Art Predoctoral Fellow, McGill University,
“Packaging Environments: The Art and Design Programs of the Container Corporation of America”

Thursday, August 6, 2020

1:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Moderator: E. Carmen Ramos, acting chief curator and curator of Latinx art, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Natalia Vieyra, Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellow, Temple University
“Tropical Intransigents: Camille Pissarro and Francisco Oller in the Atlantic World, 1848–98”