Stockbridge, MA, March 20, 2013—Norman Rockwell Museum announces the 2013 recipients of its Rockwell Center Fellowships. Awarded through the Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, the yearlong fellowships are awarded to senior scholars and museum professionals pursuing research or projects in or relating to the subject of American illustration art and visual studies. This year’s recipients, who include both dissertation and senior scholar fellowship winners include:
Dr. Michael Clapper, professor at Franklin & Marshall College, Department of Art and Art History. Dr. Clapper’s research topic, “Maxfield Parrish: Popular Art as Fantasy and Commodity,” is intended to produce a chapter in the book project he is currently working on, Popular Art in America: Mass Reproduction, Nostalgia, and Middle-Class Taste.
Erin Corrales-Diaz, graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Department of Art. Ms. Diaz’s dissertation titled, “Remembering the Veteran: Disability, Trauma, and the American Civil War, 1861-1915,” is expected to be completed by Spring 2015.
Dr. James J. Kimble, associate professor at Seton Hall University in the Department of Communication and the Arts. Dr. Kimble’s research topic, “Character Sketches: The Strange War Careers of Willie Gillis, the Kid in Upper 4, and Al Parker’s Mother and Daughter,” is intended to be published as a scholarly article.
Andrea Truitt, graduate student at The University of Minnesota, Department of Art History. Ms. Truitt’s dissertation titled, “Exotic Interiors, Exotic Selves: Orientalized Domestic Space in the United Space, 1880-1920,” is expected to be completed by Spring 2015.
In announcing this year’s fellows, Rockwell Center curator Joyce K. Schiller, PhD. notes “each of these proposals is strong and portends shifting changes in the scholarship of American art history and the study of American visual culture. We congratulate each of our new fellows, and look forward to their research and upcoming lectures to be presented at Norman Rockwell Museum.”
Learn more about The Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies at: http://www.rockwell-center.org