Claire Bishop Named a Fellow in Residence by the Center for Ballet and the Arts

Graduate Center Art History Professor Claire BishopProfessor Claire Bishop (Art History) has been named a fellow in residence by the Center for Ballet and the Arts (CBA) at New York University. Bishop will study Merce Cunningham’s Museum Events, produced between 1964 and 2012.

Bishop, a prolific scholar and regular contributor to Artforum, seeks to provide a critique of how the Events developed and their relevance to today’s museum performances. As a spring 2018 CBA fellow, she will receive a stipend, access to studio and office space, and time away from daily life to focus on her project.

In its announcement, the CBA, the first international institute devoted to the creation and academic study of ballet, described this year’s fellows as “distinguished individuals in a range of disciplines,” including journalism, choreography, design, and scholarship.  

Bishop’s essays and books have been translated into 18 languages. She received an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for her current research on the impact of digital technology on contemporary art and performance.

Submitted on: MAY 17, 2017

Category: Art History | Faculty Awards