Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Receives Kress Foundation Fellowship

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Receives Kress Foundation Fellowship

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, for the second time in three years, was awarded a Kress Foundation Curatorial Fellowship for 2007-2008. With these grant funds, the Museum has hired Dr. Leopoldine van Hogendrop Prosperetti to conduct research on the Old Master collection with a particular focus on Northern European works in the holdings.
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation devotes its resources to advancing the history, conservation and enjoyment of the vast heritage of European art, architecture and archaeology from antiquity to the 19th century. The Kress Foundation is also associated with The Kress Collection, with over 3,000 works of European art that were assembled by Samuel H. Kress and the Kress Foundation between 1927 and 1961 and donated to more than 90 museums in the United States, Puerto Rico and France.
Dr. Prosperetti received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in History of Art from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. She was the Chief Registrar at The Walters Art Gallery for more than 20 years and is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Goucher College, Towson, Maryland. She received the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow Award 2002-2003 at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and has authored several publications including a soon to be released work entitled Landscape and Philosophy in the Art of Jan Brueghel the Elder 1568-1625.

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