Lesley Wolff (MA 2013), who will be entering the doctoral program in Art History in the fall, has been awarded the Fellows Society Adelaide Wilson Fellowship by The Graduate School at Florida State University. The Wilson Fellowship is FSU’s most generous and prestigious university-wide graduate fellowship. Recipients of this fellowship serve as leaders of the Fellows Society, the university’s interdisciplinary community of scholars who hold nationally competitive fellowships. The fellowship provides five years of full financial support for PhD study.
Lesley’s primary field of study is the Visual Culture of the Americas, crossing over into critical museological and cultural heritage studies. She is particularly interested in the artistic traditions of the folk art of Latin America. Her work has investigated the ways in which these traditions have been presented as part of a visual rhetoric of national identity and the performance of indigeneity.
The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago has invited Lesley to curate an exhibition on the arts and history of the Jewish Diaspora in Latin America.Students and faculty who attend CAA in Chicago next year will have a chance to visit the exhibition, which will run in conjunction with an installation of Precolumbian art from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.