Professors Murray and Joseph Named to Endowed Professorships

During the 2009-10 academic year, two newly endowed professorships were given to the Department of Art History and Archaeology by alumni of Columbia College.

In July 2009, with the approval of the Trustees, Branden Joseph was named the Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art. This professorship was the gift of Mr. Frank Gallipoli ('86 BA).

In May, Stephen Murray was named the Lisa and Bernard Selz Professor of Medieval Art History. The gift of Mr. Bernard Selz ('60 BA) and Mrs. Lisa Selz, this professorship is the second position in the department they have endowed. In 2002, Esther Pasztory became the Lisa and Bernard Selz Professor in Pre-Columbian Art.

Thanks to the generosity of the donors, the fields to which the professorships are dedicated will endure continuously as cornerstones of the Department’s academic mission.