Shana Lopes is a Ph.D. candidate at Rutgers University, focusing on the history of photography. Before pursuing graduate studies in the history of art, she worked for several years in photography studios in San Francisco. She then earned an M.A. in Art History at the University of Arizona, where her thesis examined photography and the writing of history. Her current research explores the transatlantic exchange between nineteenth-century American and German photographic circles. She has worked on curatorial projects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Over the past five years, she has been an intern and research assistant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she is presently conducting research for her dissertation in the Museum’s Department of Photographs as the Jane and Whitney Morgan Fellow.
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 >