CalvilloUNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — Elena Calvillo, associate professor of art history and the coordinator of the art history program at the University of Richmond, has been announced as a Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art.

Calvillo, an expert on 16th-century European art, will receive a $25,000 stipend to support her new book project, “Rome in Translation: Cultural Brokerage in Sixteenth-century Italy.”

"My book examines the vast network of artists, patrons and cultural agents who exported art and artistic norms from sixteenth-century Italy to cities and courts throughout Europe and its colonies," said Calvillo. "Although this study considers several types of intermediaries, from the career diplomat and court secretary to the broker of antiquities, its focus is the role of professional artists and women in this process of cultural translation."

As a Senior Fellow, Calvillo will be granted access to resources at the National Gallery of Art such as the Gallery’s library, art, and image collections, as well as the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington D.C. area during the Fall 2020 term. 

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Calvillo has taught at the University of Richmond since 2004. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Michigan and her Ph.D. from John Hopkins University. Prior to her time at UR, Calvillo has taught at Johns Hopkins, Yale University, and Dickinson College.

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts

Founded in 1979, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art is a research institute that fosters study of the production, use, and cultural meaning of art, artifacts, architecture, urbanism, photography and film, from prehistoric times to the present.

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School of Arts and Sciences

Associate Professor of Art History, Art History Coordinator
Renaissance and Baroque Art History
Museum Studies