Research Fellow Announcement: Hikmet Sidney Loe

We are delighted to announce that Hikmet Sidney Loe has been awarded the first of our 2021 Research Fellowships. This Holt/Smithson Foundation program encourages new research on the work, ideas, and creative legacies of Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson. 

Hikmet Sidney Loe’s Fellowship will review Nancy Holt’s Library: a collection spanning topics as varied as art, astronomy, film, geology, geography, New Mexico history, and spirituality. Following this research, the annotated volumes will join the Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt Papers held at the Archives of American Art

Loe is an educator, writer, and curator whose research examines the changeable nature of the earth, addressing perceptual and cultural constructs of the land. She has previously worked as an Art Librarian at the Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and as Library Director at Parsons School of Design/The New School. Loe’s first book The Spiral Jetty Encyclo: Exploring Robert Smithson's Earthwork through Time and Place was co-published in 2017 by The University of Utah Press and the Tanner Trust Fund, J. Willard Marriott Library. She is currently researching The Sun Tunnels Encyclo: Exploring Nancy Holt's Earthwork through Perception and Site.

Photograph: Austen Diamond

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2021 Research Fellow: Scout Hutchinson

We are pleased to announce the second of our 2021 Holt/Smithson Foundation Research Fellowship awardees: Scout Hutchinson.

Scout Hutchinson is a recent graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU, where she earned an MA in Art History. She has provided curatorial support to art institutions including deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Massachusetts; the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; the Jewish Museum in New York; and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum at the University of Oklahoma, where she is currently a Mellon Curatorial Intern.

2021 Research Fellow: Ali Ismail Karimi

We are pleased to announce the first of our 2021 Holt/Smithson Foundation Research Fellowship awardees: Ali Ismail Karimi.

Ali Ismail Karimi’s Research Fellowship will focus on Robert Smithson’s 1966 works Grave Mounds with Object and Proposal for a Monument on the Red Sea and the relationship of Smithson’s work to the landscapes of the Middle East.