In the (Art) Market

Student's research explores marginalization of people of color.

For her study of the contemporary art market, Mellon Mays Fellow Olivia Porte ’18 is drawing on post-colonial theory and museology. She’s interested in how people of color and others become marginalized.

“Through museum studies,” she says, “I have had an archivist position at the African American History Trust, a curatorial assistant position at the Institute for Contemporary Art, and a contemporary art internship at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.” 

She wrote about her research experiences on the Summer Internships Blog.

She also recently commented in a detailed Q&A about the benefits of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, serving as a diploma marshal for graduation ceremonies, and her plans for the future.

Olivia Porte '18

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