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Kao is New Curator of Photography

Deborah Martin Kao has been appointed the first Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Fogg Art Museum. The curatorship was made possible by a gift of $2 million by longtime supporter of the Harvard University Art Museums, Richard Menschel.

Menschel’s funding enabled Kao and the Museum to create the exhibition “Ben Shahn’s New York: The Photography of Modern Times,” currently showing in the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

“Scholars such as Deborah Kao allow Harvard to continue making great progress in the study and collection of photographs,” Menschel said. “It is exciting to be able to support the study of the history and practice of photography at the Art Museums.”

Kao has worked as an assistant curator for photographs at the Fogg Art Museum since 1994. Among her achievements is the development of a digital database of images and descriptive text for more than 5,000 photographs that comprise the Fogg’s Ben Shahn collection.

White Selected as Carnegie Scholar

Lucie White, the Louis A. Horvitz Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and fellow at the Center for the Study of Values in Public Life, is one of 40 college and university faculty members recently selected as a Carnegie Scholar in the Pew National Fellowship Program.

The program brings together faculty committed to investigating and documenting significant issues and challenges in the teaching of their fields.

“The Pew National Fellowship Program for Carnegie Scholars supports the work of distinguished faculty who are contributing to an emerging scholarship of teaching and learning,” said Carnegie Foundation President Lee Schulman.

The project pays each scholar a stipend of $6,000 and covers the costs of a summer on-site residence with the Carnegie Foundation.

Márquez Elected Honorary Fellow of Hispanic Society

Francisco Márquez, the Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, was recently chosen as an Honorary Fellow of the Hispanic Society of America.