Sana Mirza is a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University specializing in Islamic Art. She holds a B.A. in history and art history with a minor in Islamic Studies from George Mason University and an M.A. from the IFA. Sana’s dissertation focuses on Qur’an manuscripts produced between the 17th and 19th centuries in the city of Harar, in present-day Ethiopia. These manuscripts provide an amazing opportunity to examine the position of the city within circuits of artistic exchange linking Harar to centers of manuscript production elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as across the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. Since 2015, Sana has been a Museum Research Fellow at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s Asian art museums in Washington, D.C. She contributed to their recent exhibition,The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures of the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts.
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 >
Alexis Bard Johnson (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2017) has been named Curator at the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California Library. Johnson participated in the annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice in 2017 and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Art History at Stanford University where ... Read More >
Juliana Barton (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2017) has been named director of the Center for the Arts at Northeastern University! Most recently, Juliana co-curated the exhibition Designing Motherhood, which is currently on view at the Mütter Museum and the Center for Architecture and Design. She is an inaugural ACLS Leading Edge Fellow working with the Center ... Read More >
Erica DiBenedetto (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2017) has been named Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculture at The Museum of Modern Art! Erica has held curatorial positions and graduate internships at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Clark Art Institute, the Williams College Museum of Art, and the Princeton ... Read More >
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 >