Two Penn Professors Win 2008 Guggenheim Fellowships
April 10, 2008
PHILADELPHIA – Michael Leja, professor of art history in the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences and Don Mitchell, a visiting scholar in residence in Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication have been awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Leja studies the visual arts in various media; painting, sculpture, film, photography, prints and illustrations in the 19th and 20th centuries, primarily in the United States. As a Guggenheim Fellow, he will work on a research project on the flood of pictures in the mid nineteenth century.