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.
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 >