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Dr. Mary Vaccaro inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Scholars at UT-Arlington

Dr. Mary Vaccaro was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Scholars at UT-Arlington at the Faculty Awards Ceremony in April 2013.  She has also been awarded a Faculty Development Leave to continue work on her current project, titled Donatello to Annibale Carracci: Italian Renaissance Drawings in French Regional Collections, which explores changes in the practice of and attitude toward disegno (ca. 1450-1600) by utilizing the rich but relatively unknown collections in French regional museums. Over the course of the past two summers, seed grants from the Texas Fund for Curatorial Research have afforded her the opportunity to survey the holdings in over a dozen regional museums in France.  In March 2013, thanks to a departmental research grant, she compared drawings in the Uffizi collection in Florence.  A month later, thanks in part to a grant from the McDowell Center for Critical Languages, she returned to Europe, this time Paris, where she presented a paper on drawings by Annibale Carracci at a conference (International Journal of Arts and Sciences), attended the Salon du Dessin, and studied the prodigious holdings of Carracci drawings in the Louvre.  Her essay "Drawing in Renaissance Italy" was recently published in the Wiley Blackwell Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art: