Julia McHugh (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2014) has been named the Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
Julia participated in the inaugural CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice, and was mentored by Ronda Kasl, Curator of Latin American Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, as part of the program. She followed with two years as the Met's Douglass Foundation Fellow in American Art, and received her PhD in Art History this year from UCLA with a focus on Andean textiles.
At the Nasher, Julia will curate exhibitions and programs working with the Art of the Americas collection and lead the undergraduate Concentration in Museum Theory and Practice. Sarah Schroth, Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director of the Nasher, notes that "with a thorough grounding in many areas of art and museum studies, [Julia] will be able to bridge all of our museum collections with a wide range of teaching disciplines."
Read more about her appointment here.