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Future Curators

AK Teens: Future Curators is an annual 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 to 12 can enter artworks to be considered for inclusion in the Future Curators' annual 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 about 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 will be involved all aspects of the exhibition, including selecting the artwork; designing the exhibition’s layout; and writing the wall text, in-gallery labels, and press release.

The 2015 Future Curators view and select artwork for their exhibition

The 2015 Future Curators select artwork for their exhibition. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

The 2016 Future Curators Exhibition Opening in the Clifton Hall Link

The 2016 Future Curators Exhibition Opening in the Clifton Hall Link. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

2019 Future Curators

The 2019 Future Curators' exhibition of artwork by local high school students—Somewhere Behind, Somewhere Ahead—will be on view at the Albright-Knox from Friday, April 12, through Sunday, May 12, 2019, with an exhibition opening celebration planned by the team on Thursday, April 11, from 5 to 8 pm. It will also be on view at the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) from Friday, April 12, through Sunday, May 5, 2019, with an exhibition celebration on Thursday, April 18, from 4:30 to 6 pm.

For more information about the Future Curators program, please contact Samantha Serrano at sserrano@albrightknox.org or futurecurators@albrightknox.org.

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Program Sponsors

AK Teens is presented by KeyBank. 

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