Kit Brooks (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2016) has been named Japan Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art at the National Museum of Asian Art, formerly known as the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Brooks participated in the annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice in 2016 and completed their doctoral work in the department of the History of Art and Archaeology at Harvard University in 2017 studying under professors Yukio Lippit and Melissa McCormick, specializing in Japanese art history of the Edo period (1603–1868).
Prior to joining the National Museum of Asian Art, Brooks has held positions at the British Museum, Harvard Art Museums, and the Children’s Museum in Boston. They curated the exhibition Uncanny Japan: The Art of Yoshitoshi (1839–1892) at the Worcester Art Museum (2015) and cocurated Living Proof: Drawing in 19th-Century Japan at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation (2017–18).
Congratulations Kit! Read more about their new position on the National Museum of Asian Art website here.