Christina Grace Cogdell ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, LIBERAL STUDIES, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON Project: "Eugenic Design: Streamlining America in the 1930s" Dates: Jan - Aug 2003 Guest curator of exhibition (title above) Cogdell's work explores the interactions between ideology and visual culture in the rise of U.S. industrial design during the 1920s and 1930s, examining multiple correlations between eugenic thought and the streamline style.
Audrey Goodman ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY Project: "Exploring Culture from the Modernist Southwest" Dates: Sept 2002 - June 2003 Goodman's project investigates how the production and circulation of art and folklore in New Mexico reveal the central paradox of a period and place caught between enforced migration and willed regionalism.
Heather Elizabeth Hole PH.D. CANDIDATE, DEPARTMENT OF ART, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Project: "(Re)Constructing American Art: Marsden Hartley and the New Mexico Landscape, 1918-1925" Dates: June - Aug 2003 Hole's dissertation will investigate Hartley's New Mexico art and writings. She will argue that Hartley's New Mexico works and their internal contradictions reveal a rich, complex, and hitherto underestimated attempt to construct a personal and national identity in the face of private loss and cultural upheaval.
Carol S. Merrill (Honorary Recipient) LIBRARIAN, SANTO DOMINGO PUEBLO SCHOOL, N.M. Project: O’Keeffe Journals Date: July 2003 With O’Keeffe’s knowledge and approval, Carol Merrill wrote in a journal from 1973 through 1979, when she was working for Georgia O’Keeffe, that recorded their conversations. Merrill stated, "Miss O’Keeffe knew that I kept a journal. She often prepared a place for me to write poetry or write in my journal when I was not busy as her librarian, secretary, reader, or cook." While at the Research Center, Merrill will transcribe, make corrections to, and edit her journals for possible future publication.
Carolyn Winnifred Butler Palmer PH.D. CANDIDATE, DEPARTMENT OF ART HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH Project: "Interfaces: The Pop, Politics and Portraiture of David Neel and Andy Warhol" Dates: Sept 2002 - April 2003 Palmer centers her discussion on explaining the following paradox: the art of Neel and Warhol shares formal properties, methodological techniques, and excerpts from the other's culture, and yet, each still expresses culturally distinct ideas.
Bett Kristine Schumacher PH.D. CANDIDATE, HISTORY OF ART DEPARTMENT, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY Project: "Helen Frankenthaler's Modernism: Embodiment and Pictorial Ambiguity, 1950-1965" Dates: Sept 2002 - Aug 2003 Through analyses of American painter Helen Frankenthaler's training, artistic practice, critical reception, and intellectual circle, Schumacher's dissertation will provide a fully articulated and sustained explanation of Frankenthaler's aesthetic enterprise.
Ann Prentice Wagner PH.D. CANDIDATE, ART HISTORY & ARCHEOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND Project: "Living on Paper: The Culture of Drawing in the Stieglitz Circle, 1903-1925" Dates: Jan - March 2003 In her dissertation, Wagner will study the new culture of drawing that arose in the Alfred Stieglitz Circle in the early twentieth century. Ms. Wagner will focus her inquiry on the critical impact of works by Georgia O'Keeffe and John Marin, the most important graphic artists Stieglitz exhibited.
Mary N. Woods ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE, CORNELL UNIVERSITY Project: "Learning to See the 'New' New York: Place and Photography in New York City: 1890-1950" Dates: May - July 2003 Woods's project will demonstrate how artists, amateurs, journalists, and documentarians contributed to the visual canon of architectural histories of seeing the "new" New York from 1890 until 1950 and thus expanded them to include things other than the usual and conventional photographs of buildings.