March 27, 2017

Dr. Keri Watson of the School of Visual Arts and Design has received a 2018 Fulbright-Terra Foundation Award in the History of American Art in China. The award, sponsored by the Fulbright Scholar Program, offers an opportunity to teach American Art History prior to 1980 at the undergraduate or graduate level in China. Awards are co-funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Awardees gain exposure expected to inspire an expansion of interest among university administrators, faculty and students to build their institutional capacity for curriculum and research mentoring on American art history.

“I look forward to the opportunity to design and teach innovative curriculum in the history of American art at either Tsinghua or Peking University in Beijing, China,” says Keri.

“Art history provides a powerful vehicle for cross-cultural dialogue and increased mutual understanding, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with Chinese faculty and students to inspire the next generation of art history scholars in China.”

Established in 1978, The Terra Foundation for American Art promotes the enjoyment and education of United States visual art to national and international audiences. The foundation seeks to support research and educational programs to further the exploration of American art to international cultures and believes that “art has the potential both to distinguish cultures and to unite them.”

For more information on the Fulbright-Terra Foundation Award, visit the Terra Foundation for American Art website.