Art faculty member awarded Senior Fellowship

Professor Michael J. HatchMichael J. Hatch Miami University assistant professor of art history, Michael J. Hatch, has received an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. The fellowship, which takes place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, allows for research access to one of the best collections of Chinese painting in the world.

During the fellowship, Hatch will work closely with the curators of Chinese art on their collections of early nineteenth-century Chinese painting and will also complete research for his book manuscript, The Senses of Painting in China, 1790-1840.

Hatch received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College, and received his masters and Ph.D. from Princeton University. He specializes in research on the history of Chinese painting from the 18th century to the 21st century, with interests in theories of painting, concepts of modernity, the historiography of painting, contemporary Chinese art, and inter-material relationships between painting and other visual cultures. Hatch has worked in museums, auction houses, and galleries, and has published in multiple journals and catalogs.