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Awards & Fellowships 2020-2021

Assistant Professor Agnieszka Szymanska
Received funding from both the American Council for Learned Societies with the Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art for the 2020-21 academic year and the American Philosophical Society. Learn More

Associate Professor Elena Calvillo
Received a Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowship by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Learn More



Assistant Professor Brittany Nelson
Beam Us Home, solo exhibition, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond VA
November 4-December 23, 2021

Assistant Professor Sandy Williams IV
Killer Cute Invitational Group Show. De Boer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. July 2021.  

Genesis Amnesia: Part 1  Exhibition of one and two-dimensional work. Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA. Opening March 4, 2021.

Professor Tanja Softić
Displacements Revisitations of Home  Exhibition of prints and online discussion with Dr. Marian Mazzone Associate Professor of Art History at the College of Charleston. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston. 

Contemporary Variations of Mokuhanga (Japanese water-based woodcut) at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (University of Buenos Aires, School of Philosophy and Literature), November 2019. 

Assistant Professor Brittany Nelson
The Starry Rift Die Ecke Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile, March 2020. 

Urania Sonnenstube, Lugano, Switzerland. November 2019. 



Assistant Professor Driscoll
"Anti-Racist Contemporary Art History," a Society of Contemporary Art Historians Executive Board Member, Professor Driscoll along with fellow board member Natilee Harren moderated an informal conversation with invited presenters and participants. October 2020. Organized by SCAH



Assistant Professor Driscoll

Online exhibition review for There Are Times and Places, for February 2021. 

Essay "Art, Race, and the Internet: Mendi + Keith Obadike’s Black.Net.Art Actions," Smart History: Art/History/ConversationOctober 2020. 

Professor Tanja Softić
Essay "Circle Back: Immigrant Memories and Fungal Networks," Journal of Speculative Philosophy 33, no.2 (2019): 300-10. 

Alumnae Elizabeth Montague, UR'18: Received a three-book deal with Scholastic for an illustrated series The Brooklyn School of Magic.