Bard Graduate Center is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Ittai Weinryb, a historian of medieval European art and material culture, has been awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship in the area of fine art research. He is among 168 scholars, artists, and writers selected, on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation from a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants.

Dr. Weinryb, who has been teaching at Bard Graduate Center since 2009, is a Paul Mellon Senior Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington, DC. He received his BA from Tel Aviv University and MA and PhD degrees from Johns Hopkins University where he was the recipient of the Adolf Katzenellenbogen Prize. He was the Robert and Nancy Hall Fellow at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, and Max Planck Doctoral Fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence. In 2012, he was the Andrew Mellon Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, where he continued to work on medieval bronze in Italy. During 2014-2015, he was a fellow at the Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices project at the Forum für Transregionale Studien, Berlin. Among his publications is The Bronze Object in the Middle Ages (Cambridge 2016), which won the 2017 book prize of the International Center of Medieval Art. He curated the fall 2018 BGC exhibition, Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place, and edited its accompanying catalogue.

“The Guggenheim Fellowship is among the most prestigious awards artists, scholars, writers, and scientists can receive,” said Peter N. Miller, dean of Bard Graduate Center. “This award honors Ittai’s achievements as a professor and curator and reflects well on Bard Graduate Center’s commitment to research and to the support of its younger faculty.”