J.V. Decemvirale is a doctoral student in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his B.A. in Art History from New York University and his M.A. in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London. His dissertation, “Knowing Your Place And Making Do: Popular Arts Organizing in Black and Latino Los Angeles, 1960 to Present,” focuses on the methods and tactics of community-based cultural organizing and popular arts activism in Los Angeles. He has interned and worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. J.V. has also worked as a project coordinator for several large symposia, the most recent being “Complementary Modernisms in China and the United States: Art as Life/Art as Idea,” where he also presented a paper on his recent research on black arts activism in Los Angeles.
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 >