Assistant Professor of Art History
Jennifer Saracino graduated with her B.A. in Art History and Minor in Spanish from the University of Southern California. From 2008–2010, she served as curatorial assistant in the Anthropology Department at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County where she assisted with the re-installation of their Ancient Latin American collection. Currently, she is working towards her joint Ph.D. in Art History and Latin American Studies at Tulane University under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth H. Boone. Her dissertation focuses on the map of Mexico-Tenochtitlan (c. 1550) housed at the Uppsala University Library in Sweden. Jennifer has secondary interests in issues of cultural patrimony and museum ethics. In 2012, she attended the Tulane-Siena Institute for International Law, Cultural Heritage & the Arts in Siena, Italy. Jennifer has received research fellowships from the Newberry Library (Chicago, IL) and John Carter Brown Library (Providence, Rhode Island). She was a Junior Fellow in Pre-Columbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, D.C. from 2015–2016.
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 >