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AK Teens: Future Curators Program

The 2012 Future Curators coordinate the layout of their exhibition, Calloused. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

AK Teens: Future Curators is a program designed to expose high school students to the museum field. Juniors and seniors in high school may apply for the opportunity to participate in the program as curators; students in grades 9–12 can enter their artwork to be considered for the Future Curators’ exhibition.

The after-school portion of the AK Teens: Future Curators program is for students in grades 11 and 12. Throughout the course of the program, students will learn the different components of creating an exhibition, meet with various Albright-Knox staff members, and organize an exhibition of artwork by local high school students.

Students are involved with multiple components of their exhibition, including selecting the artwork; designing the exhibition’s layout; and writing the wall text, in-gallery labels, and a press release.

2015 Future Curators

The 2015 Future Curators’ exhibition of artwork by local high school students—Coexistence: Humans and Naturewas on view at the Albright-Knox from Friday, April 17, through Sunday, May 17, 2015, with an exhibition opening celebration planned by the team on Thursday, April 16, from 5 to 8 pm. It was also on view at the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology from Friday, April 24, through Friday, May 15, 2015, with an exhibition opening celebration on Thursday, April 23, from 5 to 6:30 pm. Learn More about the 2015 Future Curators

For more information about the AK Teens: Future Curators program, please contact Elizabeth Bryson at 716.270.8201, or

AK Teens is presented by the First Niagara Foundation.