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Samantha McGinnis

British Art and the Global: Althea McNish

This summer, I will continue my work on Althea McNish, an influential yet under-studied Trinidadian textile designer who lived and worked in Great Britain. After a year researching her and her work, I am now focusing on the broader contexts that surround her designs, including the Caribbean Artists Movement and the British Black Arts Movement. The article on McNish will appear in a special edition of the journal Art History next year that is concerned with questions of global influences on and interactions with British art. I will continue to create bibliographies, edit drafts, and source images for the upcoming publication.

Message to Sponsor

Thank you so much for making this program possible! It's so important to provide paid opportunities for undergraduate researchers and we greatly appreciate it. I really enjoyed my time in the program and feel more confident in my research skills because of it.
  • Major: History of Art
  • Mentor: Imogen Hart, History of Art