Anita N. Bateman is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. She specializes in African art and the art of the African diaspora with additional interests in modern and contemporary photography. Her dissertation, “Ethiopia in Focus: Photography, Nationalism, Diaspora, and Modernization,” examines the Marxist-Leninist pasts of Ethiopia and Eritrea, their current statuses as burgeoning centers of art, and ethnic/cultural identity. She has been awarded the Pre-Doctoral Research Development Grant and the Graduate Studies Enhancement Grant from the Social Science Research Council, and is a Mellon Mays Fellow and an alumna of the Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers. Anita has interned at the Williams College Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum, and the non-profit organization, UrbanArt Commission, in Memphis, TN. Her published work has been featured in theInternational Review of African-American Artand in theJournal of Black Studies. She holds a B.A. with distinction in Art from Williams College and an M.A. in the History of Art from Duke University.
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 >
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 >
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 >