Exhibitions, Fellows' Presentation

Visual Intelligence

A Multidisciplinary Group Exhibition of 2017–2018 Radcliffe Institute Fellows
Original image source: Michelle MagalhaesOriginal image source: Michelle Magalhaes

This exhibition opens on Thursday, September 14, and runs through Saturday, October 28, 2017.

It will be on view in the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery of Byerly Hall at 8 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, Monday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m.

There will be an exhibition opening reception on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 5 p.m.

Free and open to the public.


The exhibition Visual Intelligence provides an introduction to the 2017–2018 Radcliffe fellows and the constellation of projects that they will embark on during the year. 

Visitors will not only encounter stunning works of art, but also see how the new fellowship class utilizes visual information to pursue their work across fields of study. The journalist Jonathan Guyer displays a group of underground comics that have electrified the Middle East and North Africa. The artist Katarina Burin presents a telling exchange of correspondence between the designers Fran P. Hosken and Walter Gropius borrowed from the Schlesinger Library. A striking score by the composer Michelle Agnes Magalhaes overflows the pages with loops of notes, accompanied by a musical recording.

Fellows whose work appears in the exhibition include:

  • Katarina Burin, Visual Arts
  • Rana Dajani, Biology and Medical Sciences
  • Robert Darnton, History
  • Ifeoma Fafunwa, Playwriting or Screenwriting
  • David Gruber, Biology and Medical Sciences
  • Julie Guthman, Geography
  • Jonathan Guyer, Journalism
  • Francoise N. Hamlin, History
  • Shireen Hassim, Political Science
  • David S. Hibbett, Biology and Medical Sciences
  • Sophie Hochhäusl, Architecture
  • Steffani Jemison, Visual Arts
  • Paul J. Kosmin, Classics/Ancient Languages
  • Jane E. G. Lipson, Chemistry
  • Jodie Mack, Film and Video
  • Michelle Agnes Magalhaes, Music
  • Sharon Marcus, Cultural Studies
  • Axel Meyer, Biology and Medical Sciences
  • Nicola L. B. Pohl, Chemistry
  • Jana Prikryl, Poetry
  • Quito Swan, History
  • Clarissa Tossin, Visual Arts
  • Phillip Warnell, Film and Video
  • Janina Wellmann, History
  • Leah Whittington, Literature
  • Chad L. Williams, African American Studies

    Part of the 
    2017–2018 Fellows’ Presentation Series