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Blanton Museum of Art Receives Mellon Foundation Grant

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded a $504,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a curatorial fellowship program for a six year period.

Blanton Museum of Art
Blanton Museum of Art
In collaboration with the University’s Department of Art and Art History, the Blanton will pilot an innovative and rigorous program for art history doctoral students that facilitates opportunities for object- based study and promotes a comprehensive understanding of museum operations. Mellon Fellows will receive substantive, hands-on professional training as they work with Blanton curators, as well as educators and other key staff, on all aspects of exhibition and collection activities.

The Mellon Fellowships will be one academic year in length and awarded through a competitive process to current and incoming Ph.D. students in UT’s art history program. Three positions will be offered per year, one in each of the Blanton’s core collection areas: Prints and Drawings, and European Paintings; Modern and Contemporary Art; and Latin American Art. Mellon Fellows will develop skills ranging from advanced object research and connoisseurship to identifying curricular connections and creating interpretive resources. All fellows will develop a project that grows out of their work at the Blanton, which could include a gallery installation, electronic publication, catalogue essay, interpretive brochure, or other resources for University and community audiences.

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