John A. Tyson is a Ph.D. candidate at Emory University; he holds an MA from Tufts University. Focusing on modern and contemporary art history, John is presently working on a dissertation on the artwork of Hans Haacke (“Hans Haacke: Beyond Systems Aesthetics”). He is additionally interested in African art and art of the African diaspora and presented a paper analyzing Alain Locke’s vision of black art at the 2014 CAA conference. In 2011-2012 John was a Helena Rubinstein Fellow of Critical Studies at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program. He will be the recipient of a Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art during 2014-2015. Committed to education, he was teaching fellow at Harvard University in 2008. John has taught courses on the history of African art, twentieth century art, and the survey of art history at St. John’s University, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and St. Francis College.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has named Akili Tommasino (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2014) Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art! Most recently, Akili served as Associate Curator in the Modern and Contemporary Art Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Prior to joining the MFA, Akili served as Curatorial Assistant in the ... Read More >
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 >