CCL Mellon Foundation Seminar 2014
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Perrin Lathrop is a doctoral student in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. She graduated summa cum laude with honors in Art History and Business Studies from New York University in 2009 and received her MA in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London in 2011. Before coming to Princeton, Ms. Lathrop worked as Curatorial Associate, Arts of Africa at the Newark Museum, New Jersey, where she solidified her commitment to the study of African Art. She has published her research in the Savvy Journal of contemporary African art and presented papers at conferences at Boston University, Rutgers University and the University of South Africa. In 2013 she curated the New York Times-reviewed exhibitionThe Art of Translation: The Simon Ottenberg Gift of Modern and Contemporary Nigerian Art. At Princeton, she plans to expand her research into the development of modernism on the African continent.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has named Akili Tommasino (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2014) Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art! Most recently, Akili served as Associate Curator in the Modern and Contemporary Art Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Prior to joining the MFA, Akili served as Curatorial Assistant in the ... Read More >
The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) announced today the inaugural class of the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice, a new program that exposes art history doctoral students to the daily challenges and strategic questions of museum practice. Generously supported by a two-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ... Read More >