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.



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Emily C. Reed

BA, History of Art and Architecture, Harvard College, 2004
MA, History of Art and Architecture, University of Chicago, 2007
PhD candidate
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Emily Caplan Reed studies modern American and European sculpture. She is writing a doctoral dissertation titled "Alexander Calder, Naum Gabo, Isamu Noguchi and the Pre- and Post-War Development of Abstract Art for Public Space," under the direction of Elizabeth Hutton Turner. She is particularly interested in these artists' collaborations with architects, patrons and engineers, before and after the Second World War. Her other research interests include the history of museums, commissions, and site-specific art.

Prior to matriculating at the University of Virginia, Emily worked at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia, and held an internship at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Emily is originally from Seattle, Washington. Her grandfather was a prominent Pacific Northwest artist, and her family inspired her study of the visual arts.