PhD candidate Julie Bellemare has received two postdoctoral fellowships that she will pursue consecutively. In 2021–22, she will be the Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she will work on a new project dealing with agates in Qing China. Then, in 2022–23, she will undertake a Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Early Career Fellowship to publish her dissertation in a series of peer-reviewed articles. Julie will be presenting her research at the upcoming Institute of Fine Art and the Frick Collection Symposium on the History of Art.

Graduating MA student Juliana Fagua Arias has been awarded the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Twelve-Month Curatorial Internship in American Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

First-year MA student Mackensie Griffin’s research article, A Seat at the Table: The Western Dining Table as a Symbol of Power, was published in the February issue of Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies.

PhD student Kate Sekules will conduct four in-person workshops at the Winterthur Sustainable Style Fair on May 15. These appearances are centered around her book, Mend! A Refashioning Manual and Manifesto, and her Instagram account, @visiblemend, which have recently been featured in ARTNews and Nylon.