The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts49

The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts were inaugurated in 1949 by Paul and Mary Mellon and have been delivered annually at the National Gallery of Art, since 1952. Princeton University Press has published the resulting books in the Bollingen Series since 1967. Named for Andrew W. Mellon, the series was founded “to bring to the people of the United States the results of the best contemporary thought and scholarship bearing upon the subject of the Fine Arts.” It is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious lecture series in the humanities in North America. The entire series is now available in print and digital formats, including twenty-six titles that were long out of print, now with stunning new covers. View full list of lectures and publications in the series by year.