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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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May 24, 2018

Program Highlights | 2018 CCL Fellowship Wraps Up in Houston

The 2018 Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) Fellowship concluded this May with a weeklong intensive in Houston, Texas. Over the course of the final convening, the Fellows expanded on their lessons from the five-month period ...

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2016-01-08

CCL in the News | Young Moviemakers Meet Old Masters at the Frick

Committed to addressing the lack of diversity within art museums’ curatorial and leadership ranks, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) launched a mentoring initiative in 2012 that asks each CCL Fellow to mentor students from underrepresented backgrounds and introduce them to the inner workings of a museum. Exceptional opportunities emerge ... Read More >

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2015-11-06

The Barnes Foundation Names Sylvie Patry (CCL class of 2014) Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions

We're thrilled that Sylvie Patry (CCL class of 2014) will be taking the reins at The Barnes Foundation as the Chief Curator and Deputy Director for collections and exhibitions. Patry was previously Chief Curator of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, where she produced significant exhibitions of Impressionist and ... Read More >

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2015-11-03

Center for Curatorial Leadership Announces 2016 Fellows

​ Center for Curatorial Leadership Announces Selection of Ninth Class of Curatorial Fellows Twelve Curators to Convene in 2016 for Five Months of Intensive Training   The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) has announced its ninth class of curatorial fellows, which includes twelve outstanding individuals from arts organizations in the ... Read More >

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2015-11-02

Curatorial Chat | Alisa LaGamma on curating ‘Kongo’ and running the Met’s Rockefeller Wing

Curatorial Chat | Alisa LaGamma on curating ‘Kongo’ and running the Met’s Rockefeller Wing A 19-year veteran at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alisa LaGamma has devoted herself to projects that are instrumental in rethinking the history of sub-Saharan African art and culture. Her most recent exhibition is Kongo: Power ... Read More >

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2015-08-11

Program Highlights | 2015 CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar

Program Highlights | Second Annual CCL/Mellon Seminar Foundation in Curatorial Practice In June, fifteen art history Ph.D. students from around the country gathered in New York for the second iteration of the CCL/Mellon Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Over the course of two weeks, the students met with curators and art ... Read More >

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2015-06-04

Program Highlights | CCL 2015 Wraps Up in Los Angeles

California Conclusion | Highlights from the Final Week of CCL 2015 Last month, CCL touched down in Los Angeles for the concluding week of the 2015 program. Over the course of seven days, the fellows met with leaders from every corner of the city, studied strategic alignment at the USC ... Read More >

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2015-06-04

CCL Announces Students for 2015 CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar

Center for Curatorial Leadership Trains New Generation of Curatorial Leaders Fifteen Art History Doctoral Students Selected for 2015 CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice   The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) has announced the participants of the second CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice, recognizing fifteen art history doctoral students ... Read More >

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2015-03-12

CCL Alumni in Action | March 2015

Current fellow Kathleen Ash-Milby  (CCL '15) has been appointed a guest curator on the curatorial team for SITE Santa Fe's upcoming biennial exhibition series, SITElines.2016: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas. Kathleen is an Associate Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in New York, ... Read More >

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2015-02-25

Emily Ballew Neff (CCL '13) Named Executive Director of Memphis Brooks Museum

Congratulations to Emily Ballew Neff (CCL '13) on her recent appointment as executive director of the Memphis Brooks Museum. Currently the president of the The Association of Art Museum Curators, Emily served as the first curator of American Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she organized ... Read More >

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2015-02-22

Alumni in the News | Judith Dolkart Dives in as Director of Addison Gallery

  Judith Dolkart (CCL '13) Dives in as Director of the Addison Gallery During CCL, Judith served as deputy director of art and archival collections and Gund Family Chief Curator at the Barnes Foundation, where she helped plan the relocation of the collections from Merion to the Foundation's new building ... Read More >