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Dahesh Prize Redux 2022

Please join us on Friday, September 30 at 1PM for “Dahesh Prize Redux,” our first Virtual Salon of the 2022-2023 season. This series of online events is cosponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art and the Dahesh Museum of Art. “Dahesh Prize Redux” will feature the two recipients of the Mervat Zahid Cultural Foundation Prize at the nineteenth annual AHNCA/Dahesh Graduate Student Symposium in Nineteenth-Century Art that took place in March 2022. They will represent their papers and discuss their work and future plans. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required at

Thomas Busciglio-Ritter, University of Delaware, “From Brussels to Point Breeze:
Charlotte Bonaparte and the American Landscape, 1821-1825.”
Busciglio-Ritter examines the production of landscape images by Charlotte Bonaparte during her American residence, 1821-1824. Her involvement with networks of transatlantic lithographers and painters resulted in the publication of her portfolio of sketches: Picturesque Views of America, one of the first to widely circulate views of U.S. scenery in print to European audiences.
He is the Richard & Mary Holland Assistant Curator of American Western Art at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, as well as a doctoral candidate at the University of Delaware. A scholar from France, he previously received an MA from the École du Louvre. His research covers nineteenth-century landscape art, racial relations, environmental issues, and artistic circulations between Europe and the United States. He was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Curatorial Fellowship at the University of Delaware and a 2021 Terra Foundation Research Travel Grant. His research has been published in Revue de l’Art, the Oxford Journal of the History of Collections, Panorama, and Early American Studies as well as in the exhibition catalog Rosa Bonheur at the Musée des beaux-arts in Bordeaux and at the Musée d’Orsay.
Moderator Patricia Mainardi, City University of New York, Program Director AHNCA

Carter Jackson, Boston University, “Turbulent Politics and a Stage for Democracy: Government and Governmentality in the Allegheny County Courthouse.”
Jackson explores the role of architecture during moments of political unrest by examining how Henry Hobson Richardson’s design for the Allegheny County Courthouse, completed in 1888, mediated a fraught relationship between citizens and their government in late nineteenth-century Pittsburgh.

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