This summer, doctoral candidate Jennifer Baez was one of 16 graduate students from universities around the world selected to participate in the 6th annual Center for Curatorial Leadership/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice, held at the CCL headquarters in Manhattan. The experience offered a 360-degree view of curatorial work. Participants met with major industry stakeholders, including collectors, dealers, framers, foundation executives, education department heads, and museum trustees and directors, as well as early-career curators working in the New York City area.
The seminar incorporated a mentorship program. Participants attended workshops with senior scholars from local universities, who led discussions on various topics related to their experience. Jennifer remarks that “the seminar was a remarkable opportunity, on a personal and professional level, and helped me to really grasp the interdependence of curatorial work in a range of institutions.”