Monday, November 17, 2014

The Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy and Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program

The Art Institute of Chicago is now accepting applicants for the 2015 Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy and Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship.

The Summer Academy is a one-week (June 15-21, 2015) intensive program exposing undergraduate students to museum professions through workshops, behind-the-scenes art museum tours, field trips and networking events with art collectors, curators and museum staff. After completing the Summer Academy, participants will submit supplemental materials to be considered for a curatorial fellowship.

The Curatorial Fellowship is for undergraduate students who can commit to two-years in the program with graduation planned for May 2017 or a later date (typically a current freshman or sophomore student). Fellows gain hands-on experience working with curators and staff on exhibitions, collections, and programs. In addition, fellows are provided a stipend, assigned museum mentors during the their academic year and receive museum internships for two consecutive summers.

The Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Summer Academy and Curatorial Fellowship Program aims to provide specialized training for students across the United States from groups historically underrepresented in the curatorial field or those who support the goal of promoting inclusive, pluralistic museums. The program seeks to make a critical impact on American art museums by developing gifted curators who will work to engage a full spectrum of museum audiences.

For more information, and to apply please visit:


For additional questions, or if you think it would be useful for us to visit your campus please contact:

Felicia Mings
Coordinator, Andrew W. Mellon Academic Programs
Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program & the Chicago Object Study Initiative
P: 312-443-3581 E:

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