In the wake of the white-supremacist terrorism of August 11-13, we wish to highlight and paraphrase some of the comments of Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts and Sciences:
Be assured that the Art Department remains a space where all can pursue the dialogue that counters the lies of racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and nativism.
We are prepared to stand up for and support those who have been singled out as targets for hatred. The courage of free thought opposing cowardice and bigotry endures and persists here despite violence.

Current students

Eleanore Neumann

BA, Vassar College, 2007
MA, Courtauld Institute of Art, 2013
PhD student

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Eleanore is a doctoral student in art and architectural history in the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia. She studies eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British art under the direction of Professor Douglas Fordham. The focus of her research is the visual and material culture of exploration, particularly in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the wider British Atlantic.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in the history of art and Hispanic studies from Vassar College, Eleanore pursued a Master of Arts at the Courtauld Institute of Art focused on British and French drawings of the long eighteenth century. In her thesis, she examined the drawings and related prints published in two illustrated travel accounts of Brazil and Chile (1825) by travel writer and amateur artist Maria Graham. Arguing for the centrality of Graham's artistic practice to her authorship of both South American journals, Eleanore examined Graham's intimate involvement in the production and reproduction of the printed illustrations.

She has worked at a variety of institutions, including the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Most recently, Eleanore was the Suzanne Andrée Curatorial Fellow in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she curated the exhibition Breaking Ground: Printmaking in the U.S., 1940-1960. At the University of Virginia, she has served as a teaching assistant for courses including "Art since 1945" and "Art and Money."