Kristen Mahoney is a 2012 Pre-Raphaelite Fellow at the Delaware Art Museum

The Delaware Art Museum and the University of Delaware Library are pleased to announce that Kristen Mahoney, professor of English at Western Washington University, has been selected as the 2012 Pre-Raphaelite Fellow. Mahoney was chosen to spend one month researching the Museum’s and the Library’s extensive collections of British Pre-Raphaelite art, literature, and archival documents. Mahoney will take up the Fellowship in July of 2012. Mahoney, a Victorian literature scholar, was awarded the competitive fellowship based on her proposal to research Max Beerbohm and the Pre-Raphaelites for a chapter in her upcoming book, "Old Guard-Avant-Garde: The Politics of Post-Victorian Aestheticism." An early 20th century caricaturist, writer, and notable humorist, Max Beerbohm was a harsh critic of the modern world in which he lived. To escape the horrors of World War I, and to articulate a critique of the present, Beerbohm sought inspiration and refuge in the Victorian era; specifically, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his fellow Pre-Raphaelite artists. During her fellowship, Mahoney will study museum and library materials to place Beerbohm’s vision of Rossetti’s circle in a larger historical context, and to gain further insight into how Beerbohm was influenced by ongoing conversations about the Pre-Raphaelites. About the Pre-Raphaelite Fellowship The University of Delaware Library, in Newark, Delaware, and the Delaware Art Museum offer a joint Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite studies. This short-term, one-month fellowship, awarded annually, is intended for scholars conducting significant research in the lives and works of the Pre-Raphaelites and their friends, associates, and followers. The application deadline for the 2013 Fellowship is October 15, 2012. To learn more about the Pre-Raphaelite Fellowship, contact Margaretta Frederick, Delaware Art Museum Chief Curator, at mfrederick@delart.org. About the Delaware Art Museum The Delaware Art Museum, located at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806, is open Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday noon – 4:00 p.m. Admission fees are charged as follows: Adults (19 – 59) $12, Seniors (60+) $10, Students (with valid ID) $6, Youth (7 – 18) $6, and Children (6 and under) free. Admission fees are waived every Sunday. For more information, call 302-571-9590 or 866-232-3714 (toll free), or visit the website at www.delart.org Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle. Visitors can also enjoy the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden and a number of exhibitions throughout the year.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 10:47am