Alicia Caticha is a PhD candidate in the history of art and architecture at the University of Virginia, specializing in eighteenth-century sculpture and decorative arts. Her dissertation, “Étienne-Maurice Falconet and the Matter of Sculpture: Marble, Porcelain, and Sugar in Eighteenth-Century Paris,” understands the sculptor as a key interlocutor between Enlightenment aesthetic theory and artisanal production outside of the academic sphere. Her research has been supported by the 24-month Chester Dale Fellowship from the Center for the Advanced Studies of the Visual Arts (2018-2020), the Decorative Arts Trust (2018), and the Newberry Library (2017). Alicia is interested in the broader relationship between popular culture and art history and has published on this topic in Eighteenth-Century Fiction and American Quarterly.
Adam H. Levine (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2019) has been named Assistant Curator of European Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Levine participated in the annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice in 2019, and is a PhD candidate at Columbia University’s department of Art History and Archeology. Prior to this ... Read More >
Clare Kobasa (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2019) has been named Assistant Curator at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Kobasa participated in the annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice in 2019, and she holds a PhD from Columbia Univerisity. Most recently, Kobasa completed a two-year appointment as the Suzanne Andrée Curatorial Fellow in Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the ... Read More >
The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) is pleased to announce the sixteen art history doctoral students selected for the sixth annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Joining from fifteen universities—six of which are sending a student to the program for the first time—this year’s cohort addresses a wide range ... Read More >