About the Curators

Rachel Jolivette Brown is a graduate of Tulane University (’15) with degrees in both studio art and art history. Born and raised in New Orleans, she has an innate passion for music, food, art and visual culture. While she currently works in the design industry, she hopes to continue to explore curatorial work in the future. She can be reached via email at racheljolivette@gmail.com.

Elizabeth Leavitt is a graduate of Tulane University (’15) and is originally from Essex, Massachusetts. Elizabeth majored in art history with a minor in business, and her main focus in on contemporary American art.

Sarah Monaco graduated from Tulane University (’15) majoring in art history. She is originally from Bronxville, New York, and has many fond memories of days spent at her favorite museum, The Met. This fall Sarah will be attending Villanova University School of Law and is excited to make many new memories at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Sarah Senette is a graduate student at Tulane University in the history department whose interests include African women’s history, southern history, and gender studies. Her dissertation will focus on the pivotal role of African women in the development of Louisiana’s ranching and plantation frontiers. A local gal, she comes from a large, opinionated, family and counts her twenty-six first cousins among her closest friends.

Tom Strider is an artist who lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana. His work has been shown at The Newark Museum, in Newark, NJ, and in New York City at Artists Space, The Drawing Center, Debs & Co., and White Columns. In New Orleans he has exhibited at the Contemporary Art Center and the Diboll Gallery of Loyola University. He has received fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and Fundación Valparáiso. He is pursuing a graduate degree in art history at Tulane.

Rebecca Villalpando is a sophomore at Tulane University majoring in English and art history and minoring in African & African diaspora studies. She is originally from Los Angeles, California. In addition to her scholarly interests in literature, creative writing, and art history, Rebecca thoroughly enjoys studying theatre and dance. This is her first foray into curatorial work and she hopes to continue working on similar projects in the future.

Caylie Zweig is a sophomore at Tulane University majoring in finance and minoring in art history. She is originally from Los Angeles, California. Because of her love for art history and background in business, she aspires to combine both by working in the museum field one day. She can be reached at cayzweig@gmail.com.

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    April 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm
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    This looks fabulous! Congratulations to Prof Bagneris and her wonderful students!

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