Congratulations to MA student Jessica Long, who has been named the first Keithley Fellow in Community-Engaged Art History. Jessica will work with urban planning and public art non-profit LAND Studio this summer on several major public art initiatives!
The Keithley Fellowship in Community-Engaged Art History creates a bridge between the methods and theories of art history, and their application in the real-world. Community-Engaged Art History is a relatively new branch of the discipline that advocates for the seamless integration of art history with community- based, civically-engaged practices. Toward that end, engaged practitioners join with community partner organizations to ask what art history can learn from the community, and what art historians can learn from experts outside the academic and museum intuitions with which they are most familiar. Engaged art history is collaborative, co-creative, and public-facing; it suggests that art history can, and should, be harnessed to build a more just, equitable society.