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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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2019-05-08

Mia Locks (CCL 2018) Named Senior Curator and Head of New Initiatives at LA MoCA

LA MoCA has appointed Mia Locks (CCL 2018) to Senior Curator and Head of New Initiatives. Previously an independent curator, Locks served as cocurator of the Whitney Biennial in 2017. From 2013 to 2017, Locks was an assistant curator at MoMA PS1 where she contributed to organizing its quinquennial Greater New York in 2015. Locks will be returning to ... Read More >

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2019-04-10

Courtney J. Martin (CCL 2019) named Director of Yale Center for British Art

The Yale Center for British Art has named Courtney J. Martin (CCL 2019) its Director. Previously the deputy director and chief curator of the Dia Art Foundation, Martin will begin her position in June. Martin earned her doctorate from Yale, writing her dissertation on British art and artists in the 1970s. As a graduate ... Read More >

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2019-04-01

National Gallery London promotes Caroline Campbell (CCL 2016) to Director of Collections and Research

The National Gallery London has promoted Caroline Campbell (CCL 2016) to Director of Collections and Research. Previously Head of the Curatorial Department and Curator of Italian Paintings before 1500 at the National Gallery, London, Campbell has also held positions at The Courtauld Gallery, London (where she was Curator of Paintings from 2005-12), ... Read More >

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2019-03-26

MoMA promotes Thomas Lax (CCL 2017) to Curator of Media and Performance

Thomas Lax (CCL 2017) has been named Curator of Media and Performance at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Lax was previously Associate Curator in the department, a position he held since 2014. Lax has organized some of MoMA’s most celebrated performance-related shows, including a Judson Dance Theater survey and ... Read More >

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2019-02-28

Rita Gonzalez (CCL 2018) named Curator and Head of Contemporary Art at LACMA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has named Rita Gonzalez (CCL 2018) Curator and Head of Contemporary Art. Rita has been at LACMA since 2006 where she has curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary Latinx and Latin American art, including "Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement" (2008), "Asco: Elite of ... Read More >

Seminar Advancement

2019-01-23

Tucson Museum of Art appoints Kristopher Driggers (Seminar 2017) as Assistant Curator, Bernard and Jeanette Schmidt Curator of Latin American Art,

Congratulations to Kristopher Driggers (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2017) who has been named Assistant Curator, Bernard and Jeanette Schmidt Curator of Latin American Art at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block. Kris participated in the annual CCL/Mellon Seminar in Curatorial Practice in 2017, and expects to complete his doctoral work in ... Read More >

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2019-01-21

Program Highlights | 2019 Fellows Complete January Session of the CCL Fellowship

This January, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) welcomed its twelfth class of Fellows to New York City for the beginning of their five-month Fellowship. Over the two-week intensive, they received instruction from Columbia Business School professors and met with leaders in the field, delving into different approaches to leadership ... Read More >

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2019-01-08

Zoé Whitley (CCL 2008) named Senior Curator at the Hayward Gallery at Southbank Centre

Zoé Whitley (CCL 2008), who has been named Senior Curator at the Hayward Gallery at Southbank Centre in London.  Whitley has spent the last five years at Tate Britain as Curator, International Art where she has focused on contemporary projects including acquisitions and artists' film and video art. Her most recent exhibition, "Soul ... Read More >

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2019-01-01

Katherine Rochester (Seminar 2014) appointed VIA Art Fund's first Associate Director of Curatorial Research

Katherine Rochester, who completed the CCL/Mellon Seminar in 2014, has been appointed VIA Art Fund's first Associate Director of Curatorial Research.  VIA Art Fund supports projects that exemplify artistic production, thought leadership, and public engagement. Partnering directly with artists, curators, and cultural institutions around the world, VIA Art Fund supports innovative artistic endeavors in ... Read More >

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2018-11-28

Wexner Center for the Arts appoints Johanna Burton (CCL 2018) next Director

Johanna Burton (CCL 2018) has been nameed Director of the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University. Previously the director and curator of education and public engagement at the New Museum in New York City, Burton will begin her Directorship at the Wexner in March.  “Johanna is the perfect ... Read More >