Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, Founding Director of the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art at Harvard University, IIC member and Associate Director for Conservation and Research at the Whitney Museum of American Art, is among those being inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 229th class of new members on Saturday, October 10. The program celebrates pioneering research and scholarship, artistic achievement, and exemplary service to society.
The Induction ceremony celebrates the Academy's mission and the accomplishments of its newly elected members, said Chief Executive Officer Leslie Berlowitz. Through three centuries of service, the Academy and its Fellows have been dedicated to intellectual leadership and constructive action in America and the world.
The 212 new Fellows and 19 Foreign Honorary Members are leaders in research, scholarship, business, the arts, and public affairs. They come from 28 states and 11 countries and range in age from 33 to 83. They represent universities, museums, national laboratories, research institutes, businesses, and foundations. This year's group includes Nobel laureates and recipients of the Pulitzer and Pritzker prizes, MacArthur Fellowships, Academy, Grammy, and Tony awards, and the National Medal of Arts.
Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. Current Academy research focuses on science and technology policy; global security; social policy; the humanities and culture; and education. With headquarters in Cambridge , Massachusetts , the Academy's work is advanced by its 4,600 elected members, who are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business and public affairs from around the world.