Veder receives fellowship at Harvard's Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

Robin Veder, associate professor of humanities and art history/visual culture at Penn State Harrisburg, has received a fellowship at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection for the 2011-12 academic year.

Veder’s appointment in Dumbarton Oaks’ Garden and Landscape History program supports her new research on “‘Natural’ Performances: Early-Twentieth-Century Body Cultures in American Gardens.” Building on her previous work on American body cultures and modernist art, her latest research examines early 20th-century landscapes designed for physical practices such as swimming, yoga and modern dance.

Dumbarton Oaks supports and publishes research in Byzantine studies, pre-Columbian studies, and garden and landscape history by international scholars. Open to the public, the research library and collection is housed in the Georgetown area of Washington, D.C. Designed by Beatrix Farrand, one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, the 16-acre garden combines enclosed gardens, open vistas, and winding paths.

Veder’s other recent appointments have included 2010 Scholar-in-Residence at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center for Modernism in Santa Fe, N.Mex. and a 2008 senior fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. She also has curated exhibits at venues including the Smithsonian Institution and Penn State’s Palmer Museum of Art.

 

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Last Updated June 28, 2011