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Ben Weil

Ben is a PhD student studying medieval art with a focus on methods of city representation. Before beginning his studies at Northwestern, Ben received his BA from the University of Michigan in 2018. His honors thesis, “Envisioning Empire: City Personifications in the Calendar of 354,” examined the way political structures took visual form and communicated identity through the device of personification. Ben has also held the O’Brien Curatorial Fellowship at the Weisman Art Museum where he curated a forthcoming exhibition comparing the urban images of Berenice Abbott and Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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