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2016 Future Curators

The 2016 Future Curators team consisted of 19 students in grades 11 and 12:

Kyle Baillargeon (Niagara Falls High School), Madison Bean (Nichols School), Olivia Carney (Lewiston-Porter High School), Clare Corbett (City Honors School), Claudia D'Auria (Nichols School), Hannah Emminger (Kenmore East High School), Eva Erickson (Williamsville East High School), Chloe Everett (Homeschool), Malika Kodial (Williamsville East High School), Benjamin Lojacono (St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute), Augusta Morgan (Lewiston-Porter High School), Vivien Pearce (Nardin Academy), Axel Sack (Park School of Buffalo), Uma Samudrala (Lewiston-Porter High School), Amanda Simone (Orchard Park High School), DesRee Taylor (Royalton-Hartland High School), Emyle Watkins (Springville-Griffith High School), Malia Williamson (Charter High School for Applied Technologies), Emily Wilson (Niagara Falls High School).

Group shot of the 2016 Future Curators

The 2016 Future Curators (back row, from left): Education Program Coordinator Elizabeth Bryson, Chloe Everett, Emyle Watkins, Madison Bean, Malia Williamson, Vivien Pearce, Benjamin Lojacono, Clare Corbett, Axel Sack, Claudia D’Auria, Eva Erickson, Malika Kodial, DesRee Taylor, and Emily Wilson; (front row, from left): Amanda Simone, Uma Samudrala, Olivia Carney, Augusta Morgan, Hannah Emminger, and Kyle Baillargeon. In the background are Morris Louis’s Alpha, 1962, and Mark Rothko’s Orange and Yellow, 1956. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

2016 AK Teens: Future Curators Exhibition Opening

2016 AK Teens: Future Curators Exhibition Opening. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

From January to April 2016, 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 special exhibitions to think about art from the mindset of a curator.

The 2016 Future Curators’ exhibition of artwork by local high school students—Viewpoint—was on view at the Albright-Knox April 15–May 15, 2016, with an exhibition opening celebration planned by the team on April 14. It was also on view at the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology April 22–May 13, 2016, with an exhibition opening celebration on April 21.

Program Sponsors

AK Teens is presented by the First Niagara Foundation.

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