The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) is pleased to announce the 2023 cohort of doctoral students selected for the annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice.
With the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2023 marks the ninth year that CCL has provided advanced graduate students with the knowledge and networks to pursue professional opportunities in museums. This year’s students represent fifteen different universities and a broad range of fields of study which include Islamic, African, and South Asian art, folk and self-taught art, Caribbean studies, Global Contemporary Indigenous Art, and more. This cohort’s scholarship and expertise promise to expand and advance the impact of our field.
CCL is thrilled that the 2023 cohort will meet in-person in New York City for an intensive two-week program this July. Each student will be paired with a mentor, and the curriculum includes Columbia Business School coursework, conversations with leaders in the field, including curators, CCL alumni, and museum directors, and site visits to museum collections, storage, conservation, artist studios, and more.
CCL is delighted to welcome the 2023 Seminar cohort into our network and looks forward to their future accomplishments.
Solomon “Zully” Adler, University of Oxford, Post-War and Contemporary Art
Michelle Al-Ferzly, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Islamic Art/Medieval Art
Dantaé Garee Elliott, New York University, Caribbean Studies
Diana Iturralde, Rutgers University, Art History of the Americas
Sanniah Jabeen, University of Toronto, Global Modern and Contemporary
Rachel Kabukala, Indiana University, African Art
Mateusz Mayer, Columbia University, Early Modern European Art
Angela Pastorelli-Sosa, University of California, Berkeley, Modern and Contemporary Art of the Americas
Vaishnavi Patil, Harvard University, South Asian Art
Kalyani Madhura Ramachandran, Columbia University, South Asian Art
Arianna Ray, Northwestern University, Early Modern Atlantic
Isabella Shey Robbins, Yale University, Global Contemporary Indigenous Art
Lily F. Scott, Temple University, American Modernism
Elizabeth D. Smith, University of California, Santa Barbara, 20th Century American Art, Craft, and Material Culture
Natalie E. Wright, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Design History
Yifan Zou, University of Chicago, Chinese Art and Architecture