Katie Apsey is an Art History Ph.D. student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and holds an MA in Art History from Concordia University in Montréal. Her research focuses on Contemporary Native American performance art, dance, and staged demonstrations as they relate to consumption, cosmopolitanisms, and spectatorship. Before returning to graduate work, Katie worked for many years at the Brooklyn Museum of Art as curatorial assistant for the Asian, African, and Islamic Art collections and also organized film, music and performance programming for the museum’s “First Saturdays” programs while working in the museum’s education department. Katie will also be taking part in the Smithsonian’s Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology this year working with the National Museum of Natural History’s collections. In addition to her curatorial interests, Katie is also a Contemporary dancer and performs with the Li Chiao- Ping Dance company.
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 >