Announcing CCL’s Tenth Annual Seminar in Curatorial Practice Cohort

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The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) is pleased to announce the tenth anniversary of the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice by introducing the 2024 cohort of selected doctoral students.

With the support of the Mellon Foundation, CCL continues to provide 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 Ancient Mediterranean, Islamic, and Medieval art, Caribbean studies, Contemporary African-Diasporic and Native North American art, and more. This cohort brings a diverse range of scholarship and expertise that promises to expand and advance the impact of our field.

The 2024 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 2024 Seminar cohort into our network and looks forward to their future accomplishments.

Class of 2024

Ellen Margaretta Archie, Emory University, Ancient Mediterranean Art

Amy Crum, University of California, Los Angeles, Latinx and Latin American Art

Claire Dillon, Columbia University, Arts of the Lands of Islam

Dantaé Garee Elliott, New York University, Caribbean Studies 

Julia Hamer-Light, University of Delaware, Native North American Art & Studio Craft 

Jessica M. Johnson, University of Oregon, 17th and 18th-century European Art

Letícia Cobra Lima, University of California, Santa Barbara, History of Art and Architecture/Modern and Contemporary Art from Latin America

María Carrillo Marquina, Tulane University, Race and Religiosity in Colonial Latin American Art 

Sarah Molina, Harvard University, Islamic Art 

Roko Rumora, The University of Chicago, Ancient Roman Art 

Nzinga Simmons, Duke University, African American and African-Diasporic Contemporary Art 

Cambra Sklarz, University of California, Riverside, American art of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Holli Melia Turner, The Pennsylvania State University, Art of Early Modern Southern Europe 

Xin Yue (Sylvia) Wang, University of Toronto, Medieval Art 

Margot Yale, University of Southern California, History of Print and Modern American Art