Kendall DeBoer is a PhD student in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester, where she specializes in 20th-century outlier artists, surrealism, and craft. Her dissertation explores works characterized by artifice, ornamentation, excess, and theatricality. She foregrounds representations of metamorphosis, and deals extensively with works made from unconventional materials, such as cellophane, human hair, and vegetal fibers. Previously, she received three Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (Art History, English, and French), and she synthesizes this interdisciplinary background in her current research. In 2018, she was the Windgate Museum Intern at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she collaboratively curated “Mending: Craft and Community,” which displays craft objects that utilize formal and metaphorical mending as an act of transformation. Currently, she is a project assistant at the William Blake Archive, works on the editorial board of InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture, and is developing her amateur practice in wheel-thrown ceramics. She formerly interned at the Harry Ransom Center, the Blanton Museum of Art, and the Contemporary Austin.
Adam H. Levine (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2019) has been named Assistant Curator of European Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Levine participated in the annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice in 2019, and is a PhD candidate at Columbia University’s department of Art History and Archeology. Prior to this ... Read More >
Clare Kobasa (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2019) has been named Assistant Curator at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Kobasa participated in the annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice in 2019, and she holds a PhD from Columbia Univerisity. Most recently, Kobasa completed a two-year appointment as the Suzanne Andrée Curatorial Fellow in Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the ... Read More >
The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) is pleased to announce the sixteen art history doctoral students selected for the sixth annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Joining from fifteen universities—six of which are sending a student to the program for the first time—this year’s cohort addresses a wide range ... Read More >