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2017 Future Curators

The 2017 Future Curators team consisted of 20 students in grades 11 and 12:

Jayne Appelbaum (Nichols School), Roelissa Bedgood (Niagara Falls High School), WanXiang Chen (Niagara Falls High School), Olivia Colby (Kenmore East High School), Catherine Colpoys (Nardin Academy), Jose Cordovez (Charter High School for Applied Technologies), Khin Khin Htike (Sacred Heart Academy), Peter Keil (Canisius High School), Mikayla Kempski (Frontier High School), Julie Klein (Grand Island Senior High School), Jacquelyn Leicht (Cheektowaga Central High School), Forest Lovullo (Olmsted), Caroline Magavern (Nichols School), Matthew Murray (Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute), Sarah Nelson (Newfane High School),  Taylor Patterson (Lancaster High School), Gabrielle Russo (Sweet Home High School), Mari Salada (Lewiston-Porter High School), India Seychew (City Honors School), and Ann Wang (Williamsville East High School).

The 2017 Future Curators (back row, from left): School and Docent Programs Coordinator Lindsay Kranz, Jose Cordovez, Jacqueline Leicht, WanXiang Chen, Jayne Applebaum, Caroline Magavern, Ann Wang, Khin Khin Htike, India Seychew, Roelissa Bedgood, Forest Lovullo, Taylor Patterson, Adult Programs Coordinator Stephanie Keating; (front row, from left): Mikayla Kempski, Gabrielle Russo, Catherine Colpoys, Mari Salada, Julie Klein. In the background is Jackson Pollock’s Convergence, 1952. Photograph by Tom Loonan. (Not pictured: Olivia Colboy, Peter Keil, Matthew Murray)

From January to April 2017, 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 2017 Future Curators' exhibition of artwork by local high school students—Expositionwas on view at the Albright-Knox from Friday, April 21, through Sunday, May 14, 2017, with an exhibition opening celebration planned by the team on Thursday, April 20, from 5 to 8 pm. It was also on view at the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) from April 7 through April 27, 2017, with an exhibition celebration on Thursday, April 27, from 5 to 6:30 pm. 

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