Stephen Mack‘s dissertation in progress is “Donatello and the Unfinished: The Rough Aesthetic in Florentine Sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo.”
Kimiko Matsumura is a doctoral candidate in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art. Her research interests include intersections of art and science, history of museums and institutional critique, and race and representation. Kimiko’s dissertation, “Science/Fiction: American Museum of Natural History Dioramas and their Post-war Artistic Responses,” considers how illusionistic display at the American Museum framed relationships to nature in the first half of the twentieth century and how American artists have since used these displays to construct new relationships to the natural world.
Hannah R. Shaw is a PhD Candidate focusing on the history of photography. Research for her dissertation, “August Sander and the Photographic Conditions of Nazi-Era Germany,” has received funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Mellon Foundation, and Rutgers University. As the Graduate Curatorial Assistant within the Department of American Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum, she curated the exhibition Working in the 1970s: Bill Owens and Studs Terkel, which opens in January 2018.