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2015 Future Curators

The 2015 Future Curators team consisted of 21 students in grades 11 and 12:

Lizzy Bamford (Williamsville East High School), Kayla Bowden (City Honors School), Alexandra Castiglia (Nichols School), Clare Galbo (Nardin Academy), Clara Garvey (Lewiston-Porter High School), Madison Huntington (Clarence High School), Natalie Jusko (Nichols School), Mikaela Kaufman (Kenmore West High School), Katrina Kenneweg (St. Mary's High School), Monet Kifner (PS 195: Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts), Elise Miller (Orchard Park High School), Jazmine Nijjar (Williamsville South High School), Anna Olejniczak (Williamsville East High School), Adler Papiernik (Canisius High School), Fritz Proctor IV (Niagara Falls High School), Alexander Quinn (St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute), Szenina Russo (Kenmore East High School), DeeAnn Stachowski  (PS 195: Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts), Olivia Takacs (Mount Mercy Academy), Liza Tretyakov (Orchard Park High School), and Grace Zabielski (Kenmore West High School).

The 2015 Future Curators (back row, from left): Adler Papiernik, Monet Kifner, Mikaela Kaufman, Clara Garvey, Lizzy Bamford, Grace Zabielski, Anna Olejniczak, Kayla Bowden, Alexander Quinn, Jazmine Nijjar, Madison Huntington, Szenina Russo, Alexandra Castiglia, and Elise Miller; (front row, from left): Education Program Coordinator Elizabeth Bryson, Fritz Proctor IV, Natalie Jusko, Katrina Kenneweg, Clare Galbo, Liza Tretyakov, and DeeAnn Stachowski. Not pictured: Olivia Takacs. In the background is Robert Rauschenberg’s Ace, 1962. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

The 2015 Future Curators Exhibition Opening. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

From January to April 2015, this creative team of young aspiring art professionals learned what goes on behind the scenes at the Albright-Knox and used the museum’s Collection and current exhibitions to think about art from the mindset of a curator.

The 2015 Future Curators’ exhibition of artwork by local high school students—Coexistence: Humans and Nature—was on view at the Albright-Knox April 17–May 17, 2015, with an exhibition opening celebration planned by the team on April 16. It was also on view at the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology April 24–May 15, 2015, with an exhibition opening celebration on April 23.

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AK Teens is presented by the First Niagara Foundation.

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