Charles is a doctoral candidate in art history at Columbia University. A specialist in eighteenth-century French art, he is interested in visual traditions and media beyond the familiar hierarchies of the academy system. His dissertation focuses on wax-based objects – sculpture, painting, and anatomical models – that supersede established Enlightenment categorizations of art and science. Among his fellowships, Charles was most recently the Ayesha Bulchandani Graduate Intern and Interpretive Fellow at the Frick Collection, where he designed course materials for a range of audiences, led public tours, and directed gallery instruction workshops. At Columbia, he produced a series of pedagogical events as a Lead Teaching Fellow and in previous years taught Art Humanities. Charles received his M.A. in the History of Art from Williams College, during which time he co-curatedWorks as Progress/Works in Progress: Drawing in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Franceat Williams College Museum of Art. He has also held positions and internships at the Clark Art Institute, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and Dia Art Foundation.
Congratulations to Kristopher Driggers (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2017) who has been named Assistant Curator, Bernard and Jeanette Schmidt Curator of Latin American Art at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block. Kris participated in the annual CCL/Mellon Seminar in Curatorial Practice in 2017, and expects to complete his doctoral work in ... Read More >
Alexis Bard Johnson (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2017) has been named Curator at the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California Library. Johnson participated in the annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice in 2017 and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Art History at Stanford University where ... Read More >
Juliana Barton (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2017) has been named director of the Center for the Arts at Northeastern University! Most recently, Juliana co-curated the exhibition Designing Motherhood, which is currently on view at the Mütter Museum and the Center for Architecture and Design. She is an inaugural ACLS Leading Edge Fellow working with the Center ... Read More >
Erica DiBenedetto (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2017) has been named Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculture at The Museum of Modern Art! Erica has held curatorial positions and graduate internships at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Clark Art Institute, the Williams College Museum of Art, and the Princeton ... Read More >
Highlights from the Fourth Annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice This summer, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) hosted fifteen art history doctoral students in New York City for the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Designed to offer emerging scholars the knowledge and skills to pursue curatorial work, ... Read More >
The Center for Curatorial Leadership Selects Fifteen Art History Doctoral Students for its 2017 CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice This July, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) will host fifteen art history doctoral students for the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Building on the success of the first ... Read More >