CCL Mellon Foundation Seminar 2019
Assistant Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture
Tara Contractor is a PhD Candidate at Yale University, specializing in nineteenth-century British art. Her dissertation, “British Gilt: Gold in Painting 1790-1914,” investigates gold as a defining material of the nineteenth century; a material through which artists explored the economics of empire, and their place within new, global art histories. Her research has been recognized with support from the Delaware Art Museum, the Huntington Library, and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. She previously received an MA with distinction from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and a BA from Scripps College, where she graduated summa cum laude. She previously worked at the Bruce Museum, where she was a Samuel H. Kress Interpretive Fellow. She currently works at the Brooklyn Museum, where she is a curatorial intern, and at the Yale Center for British Art, where she is a guest curator of the upcoming exhibition, Unto this Last: Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin (opening September 2019).
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 >