|AAMC Nominee for 2013 - 2015 President: Emily Ballew Neff|
The Nominating &
Governance Committee of the AAMC is pleased to announce that the 2013 - 2015 nominee for President
of the AAMC will be Emily Ballew Neff, Curator of American Paintings
& Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The committee met
last week and selected Dr. Neff as the nominee; as such, she will become the
AAMC's first curator of American art to lead the organization. She will
begin her with a two-year term in June, 2013. Until then, she
will continue to serve as the AAMC’s Vice President of Communications, a
position she has held since 2011. Members will be asked to ratify the full officer slate, including nominees for
vice presidential positions to be selected at a later date, at the AAMC Annual
Meeting on May 6, 2013.
Nominee Statement of Interest
Emily Ballew Neff, curator American painting and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is responsible for the museum’s collection of pre-1945 American art. She received a bachelor’s degree in art history from Yale University, a master’s degree in art history from Rice University, and a doctorate in art history from the University of Texas at Austin. Two major fields of interest include eighteenth-century Anglo-America, and nineteenth and twentieth-century American landscape and photography, which have resulted in the exhibitions on John Singleton Copley in England, which she co-organized with the National Gallery of Art; The Modern West: American Landscapes, 1890-1950, which traveled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the forthcoming American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World. Grants received include the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and the Raymond and Margaret Horowitz Foundation. Scholarships and fellowships include the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art (CASVA), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and Research Center, and the Clark Art Institute. A public lecturer in the U.S. and in England, she has also served on the faculty of Rice University as distinguished lecturer.
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