Amy Freund Awarded Clark Art Institute Fellowship
Art history associate professor named Florence Gould Foundation Fellow
Amy Freund, associate professor and Kleinheinz Family Endowed Chair in Art History at SMU Meadows, has been awarded the Florence Gould Foundation Fellowship from the renowned Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The one-semester fellowship is dedicated to French-American cultural exchange and is awarded annually to a scholar or curator in the field of French art and visual studies. Freund will be on leave in spring 2021 at the Clark, where she will be completing her second book, Noble Beasts: Hunters and Hunted in Eighteenth-Century French Art, which argues for the centrality of hunting art to late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French art, and explores its impact on Enlightenment notions of the human self and political authority.