On November 17th, The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) announced its 2023 cohort of Fellows, naming Janet Dees, The Block’s Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, among the selective group. Now in its sixteenth year, the CCL Fellowship is the preeminent leadership program for curators, providing them the skills and tools needed to become visionary leaders of art museums.
The twelve curators selected for the highly competitive program each have an established record of scholarly and curatorial excellence and a shared commitment to creating a more equitable and inclusive museum field. The 2023 cohort reflects the diversity of curatorial practice today, representing a range of institutional contexts from throughout the Americas and with expertise spanning thousands of years of artistic creativity across the globe.
CCL’s Fellowship program prepares curators to influence, evolve, and shape the future of museums. Remaining responsive to the changing museum landscape, the curriculum emphasizes innovative and cross-disciplinary approaches to leadership and centers the social responsibilities of museums. The program offers a generative space for learning where members of the cohort can share ideas, problem solve and support one another as they look to make change in their institutions and in their communities. [Read More]
“The Block Museum celebrates Janet Dees’s appointment to the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) Program,” notes Lisa Corrin, The Block’s Executive Director. “She joins colleagues from around the nation who are thinking expansively and critically about the role that curators, and indeed museums themselves, play in the most crucial dialogues underway in society today. Janet’s collaborative and care-centered curatorial practices have in many ways reshaped our own museum and the way we come to think about audiences and long-term relationship building. We eagerly anticipate what will arise collectively from the work of this impressive cohort.”