Kayleigh Perkov is a Ph.D. candidate in Visual Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She specializes in American art, viewed through the lens of craft and the decorative arts. Her dissertation, “Giving Form to Feedback: Craft and Technological Systems circa 1968-1974,” historicizes current movements in personal fabrication by examining objects that synthesize handmaking and emergent technology. Her dissertation is supported by a grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. She was a graduate intern of contemporary decorative arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and she is the 2016-2017 William H. Truettner Predoctoral Fellow at The Smithsonian American Art Museum. Kayleigh has an additional interest in the digital humanities, and was the 2015 graduate intern at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) where she assisted with the Center’s digital projects. She will be the 2016-17 graduate intern of Digital Art History/Web and New Media Development at the Getty Research Institute.
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 >