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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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2018-11-08

Andrea Bayer (CCL 2012) appointed Deputy Director for Collections and Administration, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Andrea Bayer (CCL 2012), who has been named the Deputy Director for Collections and Administration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Andrea joined the Met in 1989 and was most recently the Jayne Wrightsman Curator in the Department of European Paintings. In this capacity, she organized exhibitions including "Painters ... Read More >

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2018-11-01

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 will convene from January through May 2019. The program includes three weeks of in-session instruction, ... Read More >

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2018-10-29

The Portland Art Museum announces Kathleen Ash-Milby (CCL 2015) as its Curator of Native American Art

The Portland Art Museum has announced Kathleen Ash-Milby (CCL 2015) as its new Curator of Native American Art. Over the course of nearly two decades as an Associate Curator at the National Museum of the American Indian, Kathleen has organized numerous exhibitions of modern and contemporary Native art. In 2016, she was also ... Read More >

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2018-10-24

Theresa Papanikolas (CCL 2016) named Curator of American Art at the Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum has named Theresa Papanikolas (CCL 2016) as their new Curator of American Art. Theresa participated in the CCL Fellowship in 2016 as Curator of European and American Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art and was later named Deputy Director of Art and Programs. Her most recent exhibition, Georgia O'Keefe: Visions ... Read More >

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2018-10-17

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 historian, curator, and co-founder, with Agnes Gund, of the Center for Curatorial Leadership in 2007. ... Read More >

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2018-10-02

North Carolina Museum of Art names Valerie Hillings (CCL 2016) as Director

Valerie Hillings (CCL 2016) has been named the Director of the North Carolina Museum of Art. Valerie will join the NCMA from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museumwhere she has worked since 2004—most recently as Curator and Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. During her time in the CCL Fellowship, ... Read More >

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2018-08-23

Christina Nielsen (CCL 2017) named Hannah and Russel Kully Director of the Art Collections at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has named Christina Nielsen (CCL 2017) the Hannah and Russel Kully Director of the Art Collections. Most recently the William and Lia Poorvu Curator of the Collection and Exhibition Program at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Christina completed the CCL Fellowship last year, completing ... Read More >

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2018-08-20

Akili Tommasino (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2014) named Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Akili Tomassino (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2014) has been named the new Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Most recently, Akili served as Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, where he organized the exhibition "Projects 101: Lone ... Read More >

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2018-08-13

Naomi Beckwith (CCL 2017) promoted to Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

We're thrilled for Naomi Beckwith (CCL 2017), who has been promoted to Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Naomi completed the CCL Fellowship last year, where she participated in CCL's signature curriculum and received mentorship from Adam Weinberg at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Most recently, she ... Read More >

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2018-08-03

White Cube names Toby Kamps (CCL 2015) as Director of External Projects

 Toby Kamps (CCL 2015) has been named Director of External Projects at White Cube, London.  Of his hire, White Cube notes, "Toby joins White Cube from the Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, where he held the position of Jane Dale Owen Director and Chief Curator. Since 2016, he has ... Read More >