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New York’s Center for Curatorial Leadership Announces 2019 Fellows

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) in New York has named twelve curators as the recipients of its 2019 fellowships. Chosen from a dozen museums across the United States, the cohort will participate in three weeks of in-session instruction, have residencies with museum directors, and work to develop a Diversity Mentoring Initiative at their home institutions. They will convene from January through May 2019.

Among the 2019 fellows are Ryan N. Dennis, the curator and programs director at Project Row Houses in Houston, who organized “Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter at Project Row Houses” last year; René Morales, curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, who has spearheaded new acquisitions and exhibitions of Latin American modern and contemporary art; and photographer Endia Beal, director of the Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, who has recently mounted exhibitions around race and representation.

According to CCL, each participant “demonstrates a strong commitment to advancing the museum landscape and promoting inclusive staffing structures, expansive curatorial frameworks, and robust engagement with art and audiences.” 

The fellows are:

Endia Beal, director, Diggs Gallery, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina

David Breslin, curator and director of the collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Johanna Burton, director and curator of education and public engagement, New Museum, New York

Dennis Carr, curator of American decorative arts and sculpture, Art of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Susan Cross, curator of visual arts, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams

Ryan N. Dennis, curator and programs director, Project Row Houses, Houston

Susanne Ebbinghaus, curator of ancient art and head of the division of Asian and Mediterranean art, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Tuliza Fleming, curator of American art, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC

Sara Krajewski, curator of modern and contemporary art, Portland Art Museum, Oregon

Courtney J. Martin, deputy director and chief curator, Dia Art Foundation, New York

René Morales, curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami

Sarah Kelly Oehler, chair and curator of American art, department of American art, Art Institute of Chicago