Receiving the 2021-22 William A. Camfield Graduate Fellowship, Lynne Lee will work in the coming academic year at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston under the guidance of a professional museum curator in the department of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Lynne attended the University of Chicago to complete a Master's degree in Art History, writing a thesis on the meanings of Felix Gonzalez-Torres's participatory work for contemporary viewers. At Rice, Lynne specializes in Afro-Brazilian modernism and its transatlantic network. More broadly, she is interested in Afro-Latin American modern art and the historiography of the reception of African art in the West.
Read about Lynne's thoughts on her upcoming fellowship at MFAH:
"I feel very lucky to work as the 2021-22 Camfield Graduate Fellow in my third year of the PhD program. As my research focuses on Afro-Brazilian art, I am especially looking forward to contributing to the preparation of the exhibition "Afro-Atlantic Histories" which will travel from São Paulo to Houston this fall. This fellowship will be an opportunity to research more on black art in the U.S. and think about the role an art museum can play today in the fight for racial equality and justice. Working with the curators of Modern and Contemporary Art, I also hope to learn about how to apply academic research to museum work and discover the different tasks that are involved in the making of a successful exhibition."