Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.

Bryn Mawr College’s Art History Department Gifted $5 Million

Emily Rauh Pulitzer has donated $5 million to the history of art department at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania to endow a professorship of modern and contemporary Western art. The funds will support student research, travel, and internships, as well as general financial aid.

“I am enormously appreciative of the supportive environment at Bryn Mawr which valued women and recognized their potential to accomplish their goals,” Pulitzer said. “There were opportunities to become involved with important social issues which had a major impact on my interests and undertakings. I hope this gift enables professors and students to undertake equally rewarding endeavors.”

Pulitzer, a 1955 art history graduate of the college, has held curatorial positions at Harvard University’s Fogg Museum and the Saint Louis Art Museum, and is a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She is also the founder and chair of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and has received the National Medal of Arts and the St. Louis Award, among others.

The search for a scholar to fill the Emily Rauh Pulitzer 1955 Professorship is now underway.