S. MICHAEL EIGEN ’87 PRIZE IN ART HISTORY
Established by Dr. & Mrs. Stuart Eigen and by the College on the recommendation of
the Department of Art History to an outstanding Art History major. Awarded to a senior whose academic and co-curricular record demonstrates an exceptionally
varied range of notable achievements related to the major.
2016 Bailey Threatt
2015 Allison Jeanette Green
2014 Layla Durrani
2013 Hilary Knecht
2012 Bryn Schockmel
2011 Hillary Reder
2010 Frances Gubler
2009 Heather Gilchrist
2008 Rebecca Perry, Meredith Mowder
2007 Sarah Mintz
2006 Caitline Hinz
2005 Diane Woodin
2004 Rebecca Pristoop
2003 Stephanie Green
2002 Sarah Rubin
2001 Anna Piperato
2000 Hillary Shugrue
1999 Abigail Guay
1998 Elizabeth Clemen
1997 Tala Klinck
1996 Jonathan Kauffman
WHITMAN FAMILY PRIZE IN ART HISTORY
Awarded by the Department of Art History to a student who completes an outstanding
project in an Art History course. Nominees may be from any class year and do not need
to be Art History majors. The deadline for project submission is in late March or
early April. Completed projects are preferable; those still in progress should be
nearing final form. Winners are encouraged to present their projects at Academic Festival.
2016: Mary Cleary
“Fabricating an Image: How Mary Stuart, Isabella d’Este, and Other Women
of the Renaissance Used Dress to Assert Agency”
2015: Grace Aretsky
"A Fate Worse than Death: Dynamics of Disclosure in the
Art of the AIDS Crisis"
2014: Colleen Hochberger
"Art, Law and Power"
2013: Kathryn Moynihan
"An Introductory Unit to Lakota Beadwork: Usage,
Importance, and Changing Perceptions Over the Past
Two Hundred Years"
2012 Hannah Kagan-Moore
"Portrait of the King: Gabrielle d'Estrees and One of Her
Sisters, the Duchesse d'Villars, in the Bath as Self-
Fashioning at Sixteenth-Century Fontainebleu"
2011 David Serotte
"Sugarcoated Subversion: Drag and Disindentification in
Kalup Linzy's Lollypop"
"Josef Alber's Photographs: A Contradictory
Representation of Bauhaus Architectural Ideals"
2009 Emily Schenkein
De Humani Corporis Farbica"
2008 Emily Jones
"The Other Side of the Tracks: Twentieth-Century
Urban Planning and Pittsburgh's North Side"
2007 Laura Beshears
"The Politics of Pain: Meanings of Masochism in
Contemporary Chinese Art"
2006 Caitlin Woolsey
2005 Christina Bruno
"Appease, Defeat, Adore: Interpreting Sanchi Stupa 2"
2004 no award
2003 Molly Porter
"Images of a Queen: The Adaptive Iconography of
2002 Elisabeth Manzi
"Ernest Fenollosa and Arthur Wesley Dow: Orientialists
Ahead of Their Time"
2001 Ruth Battaglia
"Transforming Mariana: John Everett Millais, Tennyson,
and the Victorian Woman"
2000 Laura Burns
1999 Ben Affleck
1998 Lauren Knopf
"My Sole Negation"
1997 Emily Greenwood
1996 Sarah Boyd