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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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Eva Respini (CCL 2014) Named Chief Curator at ICA, Boston

Eva Respini, currently Curator of Photography at MoMA, has been appointed the new Chief Curator at ICA, Boston. “I saw in Eva somebody who is really a proponent [of] and thrives in an interdisciplinary environment,” said Jill Medvedow, the ICA director. “And that’s one of the hallmarks of the ICA. Great ... Read More >

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Elizabeth Armstrong (CCL 2008) Appointed Director of the Palm Springs Art Museum

Elizabeth Armstrong, an exceptional scholar, curator and leader, has been named the new director of the Palm Springs Art Museum. Armstrong was a member of CCL's inaugural class of fellows in 2008. Before becoming the MIA’s first-ever contemporary art curator, Armstrong served as acting director, chief curator, and deputy director ... Read More >


CCL Redesigns Website to Engage New Audiences and Strengthen CCL Network

Over the past year, CCL has worked with C&G Partners to modernize its website and brand to match the energy of its mission and training programs. With an enhanced digital presence, CCL can deliver clear and precise information about its initiatives and act as a resource hub for stakeholders and ... Read More >

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John Ravenal (CCL class of 2012) New Director of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum taps John Ravenal, CCL class of 2012, to be its new Director. John B. Ravenal, currently the curator for modern and contemporary art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will take the helm as new executive director in mid-January. Of his new post, Ravenal ... Read More >

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CCL Announces 2015 Fellows

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) has announced its eighth class of fellows, twelve accomplished curators who have demonstrated that they are poised to be leaders in the field of art museums. The group includes professionals from ten United States institutions and two international museums. For nine of the museums, ... Read More >

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CCL and MoMA Form Partnership to Design New Training Program

This July, MoMA’s International Program invited modern- and contemporary-art curators from around the world to participate in the 2014 International Curatorial Institute, a new two-week intensive program focused on leadership development and organizational strategy. Designed in collaboration with the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) with the aim of expanding participants’ ... Read More >

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CCL Selects Inaugural Class of the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) announced today the inaugural class of the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice, a new program that exposes art history doctoral students to the daily challenges and strategic questions of museum practice. Generously supported by a two-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ... Read More >

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Judith Dolkart (CCL 2013) Named Director of Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy

Judith Dolkart (CCL 2013) is the new Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy!  “We are delighted to welcome Judith to Phillips Academy and the Addison community,” said Phillips Academy Head of School John Palfrey. “Judith is an accomplished curator and educator who believes deeply in ... Read More >

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Block Museum at Northwestern Names Kathleen Bickford Berzock (CCL 2013)

Kathleen Bickford Berzock, esteemed curator of African art and member of the CCL Class of 2013, is headed to the Block Museum at Northwestern as Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs.  Speaking of her new role, Kathleen noted “The Block Museum is poised to play a major role as an ambassador ... Read More >

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CCL Announces 2014 Fellows

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) named its 2014 class of Fellows, recognizing twelve art museum curators with a track record of exceptional work and the potential for even more significant contributions as future leaders in the field. This is the seventh class of CCL Fellows and the largest to date with individuals ... Read More >