Emerita Art History Professors Receive Awards

Emerita Art History Professors Receive Awards

Two recently retired Emerita Professors received major awards in recent weeks.

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (http://ssemw.org/) recently honored Sheila ffolliott, a Professor Emerita of Art History in the department, with a “Lifetime Achievement Award.”  Professor ffolliott, who retired in 2009 after many years of teaching early modern European art history at Mason, also recently completed a term as President of the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference and has just assumed the Presidency of the American Friends of Attingham.  This organization supports the work of The Attingham Trust, a British educational trust that organizes specialized residential courses to study British country houses, their collections and settings, and the history and contents of British royal palaces.

Carol Mattusch was just named as the recipient of the “Certificate of Merit” award from the Southeast College Art Conference.  Mattusch retired from the department in 2014 after 37 years of teaching courses on Greek, Roman, and 18th-century art and archaeology.  Her specialty is classical bronzes, in particular the connections among technology, artistic styles, and the market in the ancient Mediterranean world. She was the university’s representative to the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and served on many committees of that institution. She is the author of many books and articles, several of which won awards from the College Art Association and the Archeological Institute of America. Mattusch received her Certificate of Merit at the annual meeting of SECAC, held this year in Sarasota Florida, at the Ringling College of Art and Design, on October 11, 2014.