Marlise Brown (she/her) is an art historian specializing in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century art and architecture. She holds a B.A. and M.A. from The Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. from Temple University. Her research focuses on gender, theatricality, and self-fashioning in architecture and the interrelated roles of labor and luxury in eighteenth-century decorative arts. With the assistant curator of European ceramics and glass at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, she developed a project that reconsidered racialized porcelain figurines in the Museum’s collection and the role of the decorative arts in negotiating issues of race, labor, colonialism, and global commerce in the eighteenth century. Marlise has also published online essays for Smarthistory, Khan Academy, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art and taught courses on global ancient and early modern art at Temple University and Jefferson University. Marlise has worked at The Barnes Foundation, Walters Art Museum, and Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State. Her research and professional development have been supported by grants from the J. Paul Getty Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Trust, Fulbright Commission, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Center for Curatorial Leadership/Mellon Foundation.
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 >