Caldwell, N.J., April 4, 2017 – Caldwell University Art Department faculty Dr. Jennifer Noonan will spend the 2017-18 academic year completing a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution’s Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Dr. Noonan, associate professor of art history and director of the Honors Program at Caldwell, will be the Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in American Art for a twelve-month period, 9/1/2017-8/31/2018. She will be working at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Archives of American Art to develop her research project, “The 1970 Venice Biennale: The Politics of Display, Politics on Display Abroad and At Home.” Her principal advisor on site will be Melissa Ho, and Crawford Alexander Mann III, the new Graphic Arts curator, will advise the project as well. Dr. Noonan is thrilled that the Smithsonian and Terra Foundation selected her project. “This great honor will allow me the time to develop my research because the appointment will provide me with access to the Smithsonian collections and their archives, as well as the holdings in the Archives of American Art. I’m excited to get going and dig into the project.”
The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park. On July 1, 1836, Congress accepted the legacy bequeathed to the nation by James Smithson and pledged the faith of the United States to the charitable trust. The total number of objects, works of art and specimens at the Smithsonian is estimated at nearly 138 million, including more than 127 million specimens and artifacts at the National Museum of Natural History.
If you would like more information about this Smithsonian Internships, Fellowships, and Research Associates, please contact the Office of Fellowships and Internships at 202-633-7070 or check out their website smithsonianofi.com.