Alexander Kauffman is a Ph.D. candidate in the history of art with a graduate certificate in cinema studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the history of modern art and media. He is currently completing a dissertation on the relationship between visual art and film in the work of Marcel Duchamp. Alex holds a B.A. summa cum laude from New York University and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He was the Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2013-2014 and curator of the film program for the museum’s exhibition “Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp.” Recipient of the 2014 Herskovic Prize for an essay based on his master’s research, Alex is also a contributor to the catalogues of several recent exhibitions, including “Marcel Duchamp - La peinture, même. 1910-1923” at the Centre Pompidou.
Center for Curatorial Leadership Engages Next Generation of Museum Leaders Fifteen Art History Doctoral Students Selected for 2016 CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice This year, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) welcomes its third class of art history doctoral students to the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. The two-week ... Read More >
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 ... Read More >
Highlights from the Third Annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice Over the course of two weeks in July, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) welcomed fifteen art history doctoral students to New York for the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Now in its third year, the program exposes ... Read More >