Julia McHugh is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has a B.A. in Art History from Grinnell College. Her dissertation, “Dressing Spaces in Eighteenth-Century Peru: Basilio Pacheco’sLife of Saint Augustine Series,” examines the influence of locally produced textiles on indigenous painting guilds in the Andes. Her research focuses on the Cusco School of Painting, indigenous strategies of representation, and the use of cloth in the construction of pictorial and lived space in the colonial Andes. She has assisted with curatorial projects at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Getty Research Institute.
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 >
Julia McHugh (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2014) has been named the Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Julia participated in the inaugural CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice, and was mentored by Ronda Kasl, Curator of Latin American Art at The Metropolitan Museum of ... 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 >