Katherine Rochester

Katherine Rochester

Katherine is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art at Bryn Mawr College, with interests in German Romanticism, twentieth- century European Modernism, Contemporary art, and film. Her dissertation explores the history of early experimental animation, focusing on the work of Lotte Reiniger in Weimar Berlin. Katherine has worked at the Walker Art Center, The Soap Factory, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. From 2011-2013 she was the Curatorial Research Assistant forJason Rhoades, Four Roadsat the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. Katherine sits on the Curatorial Committee for the artist-in-residence Program at Eastern State Penitentiary and is a critic at the Philadelphia Weekly and Artforum. She recently presented papers at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and the Institute of Fine Arts. In the fall, she will begin a yearlong fellowship at the Center for Advanced German and European Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. 

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Seminar Advancement


Katherine Rochester (Seminar 2014) appointed VIA Art Fund's first Associate Director of Curatorial Research

Katherine Rochester, who completed the CCL/Mellon Seminar in 2014, has been appointed VIA Art Fund's first Associate Director of Curatorial Research.  VIA Art Fund supports projects that exemplify artistic production, thought leadership, and public engagement. Partnering directly with artists, curators, and cultural institutions around the world, VIA Art Fund supports innovative artistic endeavors in ... Read More >

Seminar Advancement


Akili Tommasino (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2014) named Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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 >

Mellon Seminar - Photo with Kara Walker


CCL Selects Inaugural Class of the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice

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 >