Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts

Award Date: June 2011

Summary

Louisa Matthew, professor of art history, has received a Visiting Professorship from the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.  Following closely on the heels of her prestigious American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship award, the CASVA visiting professorship will enable Prof. Matthew to further advance her project “The Material Renaissance: a history of colorants in Renaissance Venice.”

Abstract

Following closely on the heels of her prestigious American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship award, the CASVA visiting professorship will enable Prof. Matthew to further advance her project “The Material Renaissance: a history of colorants in Renaissance Venice.”  The two awards complement each other perfectly, allowing Prof. Matthew to spend January and February 2012 of her fellowship year at the National Gallery of Art where she will enjoy access to the notable resources represented by the collections, the library, and the photographic archives, as well as access to the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington area.