Sria Chatterjee
Mon, 07/29/2019
Fri, 09/20/2019
PhD Candidate, Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University

Chatterjee’s research project, “Colonial Weather,” investigates the relationships between painting in the nineteenth century and the scientific and bureaucratic processes in which the weather became an object of study. Using the transoceanic networks that voyages of scientific exploration and meteorology established, her research examines the way in which theories of observation and representation in atmospheric sciences advanced alongside developments in landscape painting, and investigates the overlap between histories of art and ethnography as well as the ways in which the climate sciences were used to shape racial policies.

Elena Korotkikh
Mon, 07/29/2019
Fri, 08/23/2019
Assistant Curator Dept for 19th and 20th century European and American Art, State Pushkin Museum of Fine Art

In November 2019, the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Art in Moscow will open an exhibition of works by Thomas Gainsborough, the first ever in the history of modern Russia. Korotkikh’s research at the Center will contribute toward the development of a chapter in this exhibition’s catalogue, entitled Thomas Gainsborough and the British Art Market: Artist, Collector, Influencer, which will focus on the impacts of Gainsborough’s work from an art market standpoint.