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Ellen Shapiro

Ellen Shapiro
Professor Emeritus
Tower 541
PhD, Yale University; MPhil, Yale University; MA, Yale University; BA, Brandeis University
Professional Experience: 


  • 2010 - "Selections 10," Bakalar and Paine Galleries, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • 2009 -2010 - "Italian Lessons," Consulate General of Italy in Boston


  • 2002 - "The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge," "The Empire State Building," "The Pentagon," "The Petronas Towers," "The Washington Monument," in Neil Parkyn, ed., The Seventy Wonders of the Modern World: 1500 Years of Extraordinary Feats of Engineering and Construction (London:Thames and Hudson) 
  • 2001 - "Inlands," in Mimmo Jodice: Inlands, Visions of Boston (Ellen R. Shapiro and David D. Nolta, eds., Skira/Rizzoli, Milan) 
  • 1996 - "Ojetti e Terragni," "Il Monumento ai Caduti di Como," "Lo Chalet per Campo da Tennis ad Olgiate Comasco," "Una Fonderia di Tubi," "Officina per la Produzione del Gas a Como," in G. Ciucci, ed., Giuseppe Terragni: Opera Completa (Milan: Electa Editrice) 
  • "Marino Lopopolo: Gli Interni d'Avanguardia," lecture at Politecnico di Bari, Italy, 6/11. 
  • "German Graphic Design, 1890-1945," lecture, Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design


  • 2009 - Charlotte Faculty Fellowship, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Foundation
  • 1992 - Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Research Grant
  • 1990 - National Endowment for the Humanities, Travel Fellowship
  • 1978-79 - Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome
  • 1977-78 - Fulbright-Hays Scholar, Rome