History of Art and Architecture

2017 Undergraduate Research Award Winners!

Congratulations to our Friends of Frick Fine Arts Undergraduate Research Award Winners!


Angelica Marks

Angelica's project examines the controversial +43 anti-monument in Mexico City erected in response to the disappearance of forty-three rural Mexican students of Ayotzinapa in September 2014. She will travel to Mexico City to personally view the site and its surroundings on the Paseo de la Reforma. 

Lin Hou

Lin's project is comparing two environmentally-sensitive buildings, the New Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh and the Parkview Green Mall in China. She will create a web-hosted movie that examines these two buildings as the results of her research.

Mariah Flanagan

Mariah will travel to New York and examine the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of a larger project exploring the various "lives" that Egyptian temples have had, and the ways in which meanings have been constructed depending on the monuments' original and subsequent uses and locations. She will also take this opportunity to make use of the Met's library and archives.

Sonnie Solomon

Sonnie will travel to Chicago to interview LaToya Frazier, a contemporary photographer at the Art Institute of Chicago whose work on Braddock, PA, is the subject of her thesis. She is also going to see a photography exhibition there, and visit with faculty at the University of Chicago, where she is interested in attending graduate school.