Department of Art History and Art

Emily Hall Tremaine Curatorial Fellowship

Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art

Comments by Amy Gilman, the first recipient of the Emily Hall Tremaine Curatorial Fellowship, about her experiences since entering the PhD program at CWRU in the Fall of 2000:

“This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for anyone interested in gaining hands-on experience in exploring and curating contemporary art. While here at the Center my duties have evolved into a close working relationship with the Curator and the rest of the curatorial staff – which has provided the occasion to participate in the planning and execution of exhibitions. The range of duties with this fellowship include researching possible artists for inclusion in exhibition, brainstorming ideas for exhibition programming, corresponding with galleries and artists regarding upcoming programming, and generally providing support to the Curator. Additionally I have given tours to a wide range of groups visiting the Center. While the above encompasses my general responsibilities, I have listed here some specific projects I have worked on over the last year: assisted in planning and execution of Youth Speak Out exhibition; organized selection process for the Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artist Series; co-Curator and catalogue e ditor, Don Harvey: Invented Landscapes – A Ten Year Survey; c urator, Intimate Majesty: Metalworks by Heather White; wrote essay “Visual Metonymies: History and Presence in the Work of Heather White” for exhibition brochure; and co-curator, Breaking the Mold: Conceptual Glassworks . Responsibilties continue this year as I begin work on an exhibition of Brazilian artist Brigida Baltar's work for 2002, and lay the groundwork for a large exhibition/project with New York artist Christine Hill, scheduled for 2003.”