Dalila Scruggs

Creative Connections

Creative Connections

Dalila Scruggs is halfway through a three-year term as the Williams College Museum of Art’s first Mellon Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts. Dalila’s role is to bring a fresh perspective to the museum’s collection and its exhibition-making practice, which is exactly what she has been doing while working on the current re-installation project Reflections on a Museum.

“Out-of-the-box thinking was instilled in me as a kid growing up in Miami, Fla.,” she says.

Dalila Scruggs
Photo by Elizabeth Leitzell.

As Dalila forges creative connections between unlikely art objects and integrates new thinking into the museum, she also reflects on her role as a Mellon Curatorial Fellow.

Check out her story in the January 2011 Williams Alumni Review. (For a text-only version, click here.)

Endowed in 2009 by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this fellowship brings to the museum young scholars with an expertise not currently represented by the staff. This semester Dalila Scruggs is teaching “From Slave Quilts to Post-Black Canvases.”

You can read more about Dalila on the museum’s blog.