Isabella Lores-Chavez is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, specializing in 17th century Dutch painting. She is particularly interested in still life,trompe l’oeil, and the work of the Leidenfijnschilders. Her dissertation will consider closely the physical process of making a still life, studying the relationship between drawing and painting as well as the possible pursuit of knowledge aboutnaturaliaandartificialiathat painters sought in the process. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Yale University in 2012. In 2013, she curated a small exhibition of drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, entitledDutch and French Genre Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection. She has also worked at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Museum of Biblical Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Currently she is the Academic Coordinator for the Getty Project “Spanish Italy and the Iberian Americas.” Born in Cali, Colombia, Isabella grew up in Los Angeles and currently resides in New York City.
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 >