John Witty is a Ph.D. candidate and James Laney Fellow in art history at Emory University. Originally from Miami, Florida, John graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.F.A. in Printmaking, completing additional majors in German and Art History. He continued exploring art historical study in terms of studio practice by writing his master’s thesis at Williams College on the fifteenth-century Italian artist Pisanello’s use of preparatory drawings for large-scale mural cycles. For his dissertation, John will turn his attention to the fourteenth-century, examining the use of materials and framing devices in Paolo Veneziano’s Santa Chiara polyptych and related altarpieces. Alongside his academic study, John has worked as an art handler and intern at the Rubell Family Collection, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Ringling Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Clark Art Institute. In 2015, he was a Mellon Fellow in Object Centered Curatorial Research at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
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 >