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Lum Wins Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

Bennington faculty member Mary Lum has been awarded a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship to support her ongoing work in the visual arts.

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Lum, one of 180 Fellows chosen from some 3,000 artists, scientists, and scholars, plans to continue her work on Tracing The City, she says, "a drawing project that encompasses the experience of living in, wandering through, reading about, recording, and remembering the city."

A portion of the project, which she started as a 2004-05 Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard, was unveiled at her most recent exhibition, Edge Effects, at Galerie Susan Nielsen in Paris.

Since its establishment in 1925, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has granted more than $281 million in Fellowships to nearly 17,000 individuals. Fellows are appointed "on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise," the Foundation says, "to add to the educational, literary, artistic, and scientific power of this country, and also to provide for the cause of better international understanding."