Assistant Curator, Schmidt Curator of Latin American Art
Kristopher Driggers is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of Chicago, where he studies Pre-Columbian art in Mesoamerica. His dissertation, “History and Idolatry in the Codex Durán Paintings,” examines how manuscript illuminations made in Early Colonial Mexico crafted a visual discourse on the long history of Aztec cult. His recent work has been supported by a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship and an Erasmus Dissertation Research Fellowship, which have enabled him to conduct eld research with objects in Mexico City and Madrid. In 2011, Kristopher received his B.A. in History of Art from Yale University. He has interned and worked at the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA Fundación Costantini), Yale University Art Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the McNay Art Museum.
Highlights from the Fourth Annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice This summer, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) hosted fifteen art history doctoral students in New York City for the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Designed to offer emerging scholars the knowledge and skills to pursue curatorial work, ... Read More >
The Center for Curatorial Leadership Selects Fifteen Art History Doctoral Students for its 2017 CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice This July, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) will host fifteen art history doctoral students for the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Building on the success of the first ... Read More >
Congratulations to Kristopher Driggers (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2017) who has been named Assistant Curator, Bernard and Jeanette Schmidt Curator of Latin American Art at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block. Kris participated in the annual CCL/Mellon Seminar in Curatorial Practice in 2017, and expects to complete his doctoral work in ... Read More >