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Fulbright-Hays Fellowship Given

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Photo of Anna W. Brzyski examining some slides of her research on eastern/European art.
Anna W. Brzyski examines some slides of her research on eastern/European art.

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Brzyski, a native of Poland, teaches courses in 18th and 19th century European arts, art theory, and art criticism. Her research focuses on Central/Eastern Europe, particularly Poland, and examines the critical discourse and institutional framework within which modern art developed in that region.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2003) -- Anna W. Brzyski, a University of Kentucky assistant professor of art history in the College of Fine Arts, was recently awarded a nine-month Fulbright Research Fellowship and a 12-month Fulbright-Hays Fellowship to conduct work for an anthology of Polish art criticism.

Brzyski accepted the Fulbright-Hays award, a salary-replacement grant administered by the U.S. Department of Education, and will spend 2004 in residence in Krakow, Poland, at the Art History Institute of the Jagiellon University.

The anthology funded by the Fulbright-Hays Fellowship will provide the first English translation of the key texts produced by Polish critics and artists between 1875 and 1914. Brzyski said, “This will be the first ever anthology, in either Polish or English, to collect these texts and present them as a specific discourse, one in which artists and critics plot, at times, a torturous course between modernism and nationalism as they negotiate the meaning and value of modern Polish art.”

Brzyski, a native of Poland, teaches courses in 18th and 19th century European arts, art theory, and art criticism. Her research focuses on Central/Eastern Europe, particularly Poland, and examines the critical discourse and institutional framework within which modern art developed in that region.

Brzyski earned a bachelor’s degree in art history from Washington University and a doctorate in art history from the University of Chicago in 1999. This is her first year teaching at UK. She previously taught five years at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.


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