Students Honored at Art History Research Fellowship Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to the Art History Research Fellowship winners from four New York City public schools! The twelve high school seniors selected to receive this year’s awards were honored in a special Zoom ceremony held on July 7 to celebrate their accomplishment. 

Developed by Karen Rosner, Director of Visual Arts, Office of Arts and Special Projects, NYC Department of Education, the scholarship program for graduating seniors encourages students to write an original art history research paper. This advanced-level work connects students’ perspectives and interest in the arts.

After a welcome by Ms. Rosner and an introduction by Thomas Cahill, President of Studio Institute, teachers John Harrington, Joyce Riley, Chelsea Stambouly, and Sacha Twarog presented the awards to their students, who read excerpts from their papers. Jared Cardenas, Manager of the Arts Intern Program, concluded the program with special congratulations to the winners and a reminder to students to consider applying as Arts Interns when they have completed at least two years of their college studies.

Studio Institute’s Arts Intern Program—now in its 21st year, is delighted to participate in the Art History Research program offered by the New York City Department of Education, and support students interested in pursuing arts careers.

See excerpts from the student scholars’ art history research papers here.


Kudos to these Art History Research Fellowship Recipients:

Aneesa Razak, Agnes Gund Excellence in Art History Research Award
Zoja Misut, Paul L. King Excellence in Art History Research Award
Sarah O’Brien, Rona Roob Art History Research Award
Takumi Natsume, Richard Roob Art History Research Award
Ona Cathcart-Smith, Art History Fellowship Program Award
Jessica Angamarca, Art History Fellowship Program Award
Anabella Orellana, Art History Fellowship Program Award
Damaris Chamorro, Art History Fellowship Program Award
Mia Beato, Art History Fellowship Program Award
Mantis Harper-Blanco, Art History Fellowship Program Award
Neo Haralambou, Art History Fellowship Program Award
Jayden Ashley, Art History Fellowship Program Award