The story of James Smithson’s early 19th-century bequest to the United States to found an “establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge” is well-known. The contested terrain of the fledgling Smithsonian Institution’s first acquisition is, however, a much less familiar episode …Read More
Stephanie Delamaire is the Associate Curator of Fine Arts at Winterhur Museum. She earned her Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University where she also worked as a lecturer. She is a specialist of American prints and the transnational art market. Her research has received many awards including fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Terra Foundation for American Art.