The Wolfsonian-Florida International University is a museum and research center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture. The focus of the Wolfsonian collection is on North American and European decorative arts, propaganda, architecture, and industrial and graphic design of the period 1885-1945. The collection includes works on paper (including posters, prints and design drawings), furniture, paintings, sculpture, glass, textiles, ceramics, lighting and other appliances, and many other kinds of objects. The Wolfsonian’s library has approximately 50,000 rare books, periodicals, and ephemeral items.
The Wolfsonian’s collections includes a great many images of industrial workers in fine art, posters, and publications. Particular strengths include depictions of labor in American New Deal mural studies; in prints, paintings, and illustrations by American artists with leftist political views, such as Hugo Gellert and Rockwell Kent; in political propaganda of the European left and right, including images celebrating the industrial achievements of Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union; and in propaganda produced by combatant countries in the First and Second World Wars.
Fellowships are intended to support full-time research, generally for a period of three to five weeks. The program is open to holders of master’s or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and to others who have a significant record of professional achievement in relevant fields. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their project with the Fellowship Coordinator prior to submission to ensure the relevance of their proposals to the Wolfsonian’s collection.
The application deadline is December 31, for residency during the 2016-2017 academic year.
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