July - August 2011
Cynthia Mills (Clark Mellon Curatorial Fellow) has been, until recently, executive editor of the journal American Art (2000 - 2011) and academic programs coordinator at the Smithsonian Institution’s American Art Museum. She is co-editor of the forthcoming East-West Interchanges in American Art and of Monuments to the Lost Cause: Women, Art, and the Landscapes of Southern Memory (2003). Her essays and lectures have focused on American sculpture in the late nineteenth century, especially the evolution of funerary memorials. She continues this work at the Clark with her book project, Beyond Grief: Art, Mourning, and Mystery in the Gilded Age.