Meadows Legacies: Former Dean Eugene Bonelli Interviews Art Historian Alessandra Comini

About Alessandra Comini

Alessandra Comini, SMU University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita, has published eight scholarly books and numerous reviews, essays and articles for national and international publications. She was awarded the Grand Cross of Honor by the Republic of Austria for her work on Germanic art and music in 1990 and the Golden Honor of Merit for Services to the State of Lower Austria in 2018. She has contributed chapters to a wide variety of specialist books while authoring a number of exhibition catalogues and opera booklets. Comini also offers several illustrated lectures, many of which have been commissioned by institutions such as The Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum, American Musicological Society and Curtis Institute of Music, among others. Her work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Swedish. In 2014 she began writing the Megan Crispi series of art history murder mystery books, including The Schiele Slaughters, The Kokoschka Capers, The Munch Murders and The Kandinsky Conundrum, among other titles.

Join the effort to raise $500,000 to endow the Alessandra Comini International Fellowship for Art History Studies. Inspired by the foreign itinerary of Dr. Comini’s research and uncommon scholarly breadth, the endowment will competitively award funds to outstanding SMU Meadows doctoral or post-doctoral students for study abroad in pursuit of landmark research. You can make a gift at smu.edu/give (please indicate “Comini International Fellowship” in the designation field) or call Meadows Giving at 214-768-2610.

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