Laura Beltran-Rubio specializes in the history of art and fashion in the early modern Spanish World. She is a doctoral candidate at the College of William and Mary and received her MA in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design. Her dissertation explores the adoption and adaptation of European fashions, their fusion with local indigenous elements of dress, and their representation in portraits and pictures of types in the Viceroyalty of New Granada. Laura has taught a number of courses on the history of fashion and fashion studies at Parsons and the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. Her research has been published in Fashion Theory and The Journal of Dress History and has been generously funded by Colfuturo, Parsons, William & Mary, and the Costume Society of America. Internships at El Museo del Barrio and the Metropolitan Museum of Art sparked Laura’s interest in curatorial work.
The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) is pleased to announce the seventh annual class of the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Full bios for the fourteen doctoral students in this year’s cohort linked here. Since 2014 and with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CCL has provided ... Read More >