Rahmin Bahrani’s latest film, Fahrenheit 451, based upon the novel by Ray Bradbury, is now available on HBO on demand. Ramin Bahrani is a writer, director, and editor of feature fiction films who received his B.A. in film studies from Columbia University in New York City. Bahrani was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Film in 2009.
Three Guggenheim Fellows are among the scholars in residence at the Getty Research Institute for the 2018-19 academic year. Congratulations, Matthew Canepa (Fine Arts Research, 2015), Edward Dimendberg (Architecture, Planning and Design, 2018) and Hal Foster (Fine Arts Research, 1998).
Matthew P. Canepa, Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts Research, 2015, is pleased to announce the publication of his latest book, The Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape and the Built Environment, 550 BCE-642 CE (University of California Press, June 2018). Canepa is an historian of art, archaeology and religions. A leader in the field of ancient Iranian art…
The Library of Congress announced it will award to Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. Faust was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in U.S. History in 1986.
The SFJAZZ Collective is pleased to announce the addition of trumpeter Etienne Charles (Music Composition, 2015). Current SFJAZZ members also include Guggenheim Fellows Miguel Zenón (Music Composition, 2008) and Edward Simon (Music Composition, 2010). Learn more about the SFJAZZ Collective and the 2018 European Fall Tour by viewing the press release.
On April 23, 2018, The MacDowell Colony awarded fellowships to eighty-four artists. Fourteen Guggenheim Fellows were among the recipients. Composers: Mikel Kuehn, 2014, Laura Schwendinger, 2008, Kate Soper, 2012. Filmmakers: J. P. Sniadecki, 2017, Brett Story, 2018. Interdisciplinary Artists: John Kelly, 1989. Theatre Artists: Rinde Eckert, 2007. Visual Artists: Nayland Blake, 2012, Dawn…
Two Guggenheim Fellows are among this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners: Andrew Sean Greer (Fiction, 2018) won for Less (Lee Boudreaux Books / Little, Brown and Company) and Frank Bidart (Poetry, 1979) was awarded for Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
Among the twenty-nine artists and scholars awarded 2018-19 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships are five Guggenheim Fellows: Amy Franceschini, Fine Arts, 2010, Sze Tsung Leong, Photography, 2005, Helen O’Leary, Fine Arts, 2010, Karyn Olivier, Fine Arts, 2007, and Basil Twist, Drama and Performance Art, 2006.
A great conversation with Michael Galinsky (Fellow in Film-Video, 2012) and Suki Hawley. For the past twenty-six years, Michael Galinsky has been making documentary and narrative films with Suki Hawley.
Congratulations to Louis Warren, Guggenheim Fellow in United States History, 2011, who was awarded the 2018 Bancroft Prize for his book God’s Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America.
LeVar Burton, of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Reading Rainbow fame, presented a reading of one of Kevin Brockmeier’s stories (“A Fable With Slips of White Paper Spilling from the Pockets”) on his podcast this week. Kevin Brockmeier was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction in 2007.
Chico MacMurtrie, Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts, 2016, is overseeing a project with University of Michigan students at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design. MacMurtrie and his team of students are creating “Border Crosser,” an inflatable, robotic sculpture that will encourage people to reconsider the concept of borders.
Guggenheim Fellow Greg Miller (Photography, 2008) has been documenting Ash Wednesday on the streets of New York City for over two decades. Miller discusses his work on this project and his upcoming book of portraits, Unto Dust: 20 Years of Photographs of Ash Wednesday.
Paul Falkowski, Guggenheim Fellow in Plant Sciences, 1992, is the recipient of the 2018 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. Falkowski, jointly with James J. McCarthy, were awarded for “their decades of leadership in understanding-and communicating-the impacts of climate change.” Read the press release.
Patrick Sauer discusses Neil Sheehan’s, “A Bright Shining Lie,” in the New York Times. Sheehan was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in General Nonfiction in 1973.
HBO premieres Rebecca Cammisa’s film Atomic Homefront on February 12. Cammisa was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Film in 2010. Follow the link to learn more about this film.
Judith Pascoe’s new book, On the Bullet Train with Emily Brontë: “Wuthering Heights,” has been published by the University of Michigan Press (November, 2017). Pascoe’s Guggenheim Fellowship (General Nonfiction, 2012) supported her work on this project. Follow the link to learn more about this publication.