Fellows

Jarvis Boyland

2015–17 Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow

Jarvis Boyland

is a junior at the University of Memphis. He is a studio art major with a concentration in painting and a minor in art history. Jarvis admires the work of Edgar Degas, David Hockney, Delacroix, Vermeer, Rembrandt, and contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley. He is interested in contemporary genre painting and heavily inspired by working-class and social justice issues. Jarvis has been active on his campus and received the 2014 Donald K. Carson Leadership Scholarship. Jarvis is a proud born-and-raised Memphian; he loves fried foods and desserts.

This academic year Mark Pascale, Janet and Craig Duchossois Curator of Prints and Drawings, will mentor Jarvis.


Yady Rivero

2015–17 Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow

Yady Rivero

likes vines and media theory, public sculptures and cheese puffs. She was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and immigrated to Miami when she was an eight-pound baby. Fast-forward 16 years and she can be found in the Midwest, a Quest Scholar at the University of Chicago, trying to make sense of our social relationships to cultural objects. Yady is interested in taking an interdisciplinary approach to explore the political role of art and art institutions.

This academic year Victoria Sancho Lobis, Prince Trust Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, will mentor Yady.


Sarah Molina

2014-16 Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow

Sarah Molina

is a Morehead-Cain scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill entering her senior year. Sarah is majoring in art history and minoring in philosophy, politics, and economics. Her interests in social justice and art history prompted her to start an education initiative that connects public high school students to the discipline of art history. During the summer of 2014 she followed an interest in medieval cartography to the archives of Oxford and Istanbul on a research grant. An exploration of al-Idrisi’s medieval cartographic manuscript conducted under the guidance of Professor Glaire Anderson at the Bodleian Libraries of Oxford and the Suleymaniye Kutuphanesi of Istanbul lead to Sarah’s presentation of “Boundaries and Frontiers in al-Idrisi’s Mediterranean” at the International Conference on the History of Cartography in Antwerp, Belgium, July 2015. In her free time she enjoys writing poetry and also holds creative writing workshops at local homeless shelters.

During the 2014–15 academic year Janice Katz, Roger L. Weston Associate Curator of Japanese Art mentored Sarah. Dan Walker, Christa Thurman Chair, Textiles and Curator of Islamic Art presided over Sarah’s 2015 summer internship. This academic year she will be mentored by curators in the European Painting and Sculpture department: Martha Wolff, Eleanor Wood Prince Curator of European Painting Before 1750; Jonathan Tavares, Mellon/ Rice Curatorial Fellow; and Rebecca Long, Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Associate Curator.


Sheridan Tucker

2014-16 Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow

Sheridan Tucker

graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BA in in visual critical studies in May 2015. Sheridan is now pursing a one-year MA in the humanities at the University of Chicago with a full tuition scholarship. Sheridan enjoys researching culturally diverse issues surrounding art. Inspired by community activism and art accessibility, Sheridan hopes to engage and make a positive impact in her community and beyond through art awareness and appreciation. A native Chicagoan, Sheridan hopes to one day become a curator at one of Chicago’s premier museums.

During the 2014-2015 academic year and for her summer internship, Sarah Kelly Oehler, Gilda and Henry Buchbinder Associate Curator of American Art, mentored Sheridan. This academic year Kate Nesin, associate curator of modern and contemporary Art, will mentor Sheridan.