Kit Brooks is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of the History of Art and Archaeology at Harvard University, specializing in Japanese art history of the Edo period (1603–1868). Their dissertation, “Something Rubbed: Medium, Texture, and History in Japanese Surimono,” examines the position of privately published surimono prints in the broader picture of nineteenth-century Japanese print history and its contemporary awarenesses. Kit has held positions in several museums, including the British Museum, Harvard Art Museums, and the Boston Children’s Museum. As an intern at the Harvard Art Museum, Kit planned the inaugural rotations for the new Japanese galleries at the reopened Fogg Museum. Kit also curated the exhibition “Uncanny Japan: The Art of Yoshitoshi,” at the Worcester Art Museum (Spring 2015). Kit is currently working on an exhibition of Japanese drawings in collaboration with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis.
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 >
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 >
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 >