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Nov. 24, 2020

Center for Curatorial Leadership Announces 2021 Fellows

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) is pleased to announce the fourteenth cohort of curators participating in its annual Fellowship. Following a record number of applications, the review process continued to prove highly competitive. Twelve ...

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The 2020 Center for Curatorial Leadership Fellows. Top row from left: Ian Alteveer, Esther Bell, Connie Butler, Kristen Collins, Anne Ellgood, Turry Flucker. Bottom row from left: Silvia Forni, Aimée Froom, Madhuvanti Ghose, Anna Marley, Asma Naeem, Maurita Poole.

Nov. 7, 2019

Center for Curatorial Leadership Announces 2020 Fellows

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) is pleased to announce the thirteenth cohort of curators participating in its annual Fellowship. Following a rigorous and competitive review process, twelve curators were selected based on their demonstrated curatorial ...

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June 10, 2019

CCL Announces 2019 CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar Students

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) is pleased to announce the sixteen art history doctoral students selected for the sixth annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice.  Joining from fifteen universities—six of which are sending ...

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Nov. 1, 2018

Center for Curatorial Leadership Announces 2019 Fellows

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) has selected twelve curators for participation in the 2019 class of its annual Fellowship. Following the organization’s most competitive review process to date, the cohort chosen for the program ...

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Oct. 17, 2018

Elizabeth W. Easton Awarded the Wilbur Cross Medal

Elizabeth (Buffy) Easton, Director and Co-founder of the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL), has been awarded the Wilbur Cross Medal—the highest honor accorded to alumni of Yale University's Graduate School. The award recognizes Easton's contributions as an art ...

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Aug. 1, 2018

Program Highlights | 2018 CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar

Highlights from the Fifth Annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice This July, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) convened its fifth annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. The program assembled 15 art history doctoral students ...

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2021-03-11

Lauren Haynes (CCL 2018) Named Senior Curator at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Lauren Haynes (CCL 2018) has been named the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Senior Curator at the Nasher Museum of Art!  Since 2016, Lauren has served as the curator of contempoary art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, in addition to serving, since 2020, as the Director of ... Read More >

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2021-01-28

Sarah Meister (CCL 2017, MoMA ICI 2016) named Executive Director of the Aperture Foundation

Sarah Meister (CCL 2017, MoMA ICI 2016) has been named Executive Director of the Aperture Foundation! Sarah Meister has been at The Museum of Modern Art since 1997 and became a Curator in the Department of Photography in 2009. She is the lead instructor for the online course Seeing Through Photographs on Coursera, ... Read More >

2021-01-22

CCL is Hiring

The Center for Curatorial Leadership is hiring an Executive Assistant & Stewardship Officer. Details here.  Read More >

Core Advancement

2021-01-14

Naomi Beckwith (CCL 2017) named Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Guggenheim

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has named Naomi Beckwith (CCL 2017) Deputy Director and Chief Curator! Naomi has been at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago since 2011, most recently as Senior Curator. Prior to the MCA, Naomi was an associate curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Her numerous exhibitions include The ... Read More >

Seminar Advancement

2021-01-07

Akili Tommasino (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2014) named Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has named Akili Tommasino (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2014) Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art! Most recently, Akili served as Associate Curator in the Modern and Contemporary Art Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Prior to joining the MFA, Akili served as Curatorial Assistant in the ... Read More >

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2020-11-24

Center for Curatorial Leadership Announces 2021 Fellows

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) is pleased to announce the fourteenth cohort of curators participating in its annual Fellowship. Following a record number of applications, the review process continued to prove highly competitive. Twelve curators were selected based on their exceptional curatorial achievements, demonstrated innovative thinking, and commitment to ... Read More >

Seminar Advancement

2020-10-27

Clare Kobasa (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2019) Named Assistant Curator at the Saint Louis Art Museum

Clare Kobasa (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2019) has been named Assistant Curator at the Saint Louis Art Museum.  Kobasa participated in the annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice in 2019, and she holds a PhD from Columbia Univerisity. Most recently, Kobasa completed a two-year appointment as the Suzanne Andrée Curatorial Fellow in Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the ... Read More >

Core Advancement

2020-08-25

Zoë Ryan (CCL 2014) named Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania

Zoë Ryan (CCL 2014) has been named Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania.  Zoë will join the ICA in November following 14 years at the Art Institute of Chicago, most recently serving as the John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design. A curator ... Read More >

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2020-07-02

Announcing CCL’s Seventh Annual Seminar in Curatorial Practice Cohort

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) is pleased to announce the seventh annual class of the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Full bios for the fourteen doctoral students in this year’s cohort linked here. Since 2014 and with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CCL has provided ... Read More >

Core Advancement

2020-03-16

Ryan N. Dennis (CCL 2019) named Chief Curator and Artistic Director of the Mississippi Museum of Art's Center for Art and Public Exchange

Ryan N. Dennis (CCL 2019) has been named named Chief Curator and Artistic Director of the Mississippi Museum of Art's Center for Art and Public Exchange (CAPE).  Since 2017, Ryan has served as the Curator and Programs Director of Project Row Houses (PRH) in Houston, Texas. She joined Project Row Houses in ... Read More >