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Laurel Bradley

Laurel Bradley

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Laurel Bradley was Director of Exhibitions and Curator of the College Art Collection at Carleton from Fall 1996 until Summer 2017. In her role, she most enjoyed talking to new people “out of the blue” on the search for art and ideas, and making things happen in the arts. Bradley orchestrated numerous international exhibitions including Claiming Title: Australian Aboriginal Artists and the Land; Transformations: Chinese Artists Address Change in China; Kettles: American Artists and Japanese Artistry; and World Ceramics: Transforming Womens’ Traditions. The fall 2009 exhibition Modernizing Melodrama, co-curated with Cinema and Media Studies professor Carol Donelan, embodied a new emphasis on connecting the exhibition program with the curriculum.

Laurel Bradley taught seminars in curatorial practice and played a leadership role in Carleton’s visuality initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation under a program titled “Visualizing the Liberal Arts.” Bradley spent eight years teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism, and was the founding director of Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Her Ph.D is from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, with a Victorian art dissertation topic.

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