FEL: Appel Fellowship @ Delaware Art Museum

Delaware Art Museum Appel Fellowship for 2017

The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to announce the project for the 2017 paid Alfred Appel, Jr., Curatorial Fellowship. The fellowship pays $3,500 for approximately two months of work, on site, at the Museum to be served between April and September 2017. The application is due March 1, 2017.

For details, please see our website: http://www.delart.org/about/opportunities/#fellowship.

The 2017 Appel Curatorial Fellow will assist in the planning and development of three exhibitions that focus on documenting the Civil Rights Movement. The trio of exhibitions will be on view in the summer of 2018 to mark the 50th anniversary of the riots and occupation of Wilmington, Delaware, in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Museum will be hosting an exhibition of Danny Lyons’ photographs for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (1963–64). A second exhibition features drawings of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1956) by Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman. In addition, the museum is commissioning a contemporary artist to work with images of the 1968 riots in Wilmington.

The Appel Curatorial Fellow will work closely with Margaret Winslow, Curator of Contemporary Art, and Heather Campbell Coyle, Chief Curator and Curator of American Art.

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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