Lauren Taylor is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she specializes in the study of African art as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow of Distinction. Lauren’s dissertation examines the 1966 First World Festival of Negro Arts in Dakar, investigating the significant role of the arts and their display in negotiating post-colonial international relations in Senegal. She has participated in curatorial, conservation, and education projects at a variety of museums, working with the African collections of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Fowler Museum at UCLA, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, and the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium. Lauren is the 2015-2016 Arts and Exhibition editor ofUfahamu: A Journal of African Studies.
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 >