Carolyn Laferrière is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art Department at Yale University. Carolyn completed a B.A. magna cum laude from Carleton University in Art History, Classics, and Religious Studies, and an M.A. in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of British Columbia. She acted as curatorial assistant for an exhibit on 18th-century French gouache paintings at the National Gallery of Canada, and as a research assistant in the Ancient Art Department at Yale University Art Gallery. She has also undertaken research at the American School for Classical Studies at Athens. Her dissertation, entitled “The Complex Sensations of Divine Music in Archaic and Classical Greek Art,” argues that classical Athenian cult practice used the visual arts and music together as media for visualizing sound, so that vase painting and relief sculpture from that period employed both media to create epiphanies of divine presence.
The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) announced today the inaugural class of the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice, a new program that exposes art history doctoral students to the daily challenges and strategic questions of museum practice. Generously supported by a two-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ... Read More >