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  • Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship

    Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship

    The High Museum of Art announces the Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship. We are currently seeking applications for the 2015 Summer Academy, which will be held at the High Museum Sunday, May 10-Saturday, May 16, 2015.

    Overview of the Fellowship

    The High Museum of Art is pleased to announce the launch of The Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program, which provides specialized training in the curatorial field for students of ethnically diverse backgrounds. This five year initiative is generously supported by a $2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowship seeks to make a critical impact on American art museums by developing gifted curators who are committed to engaging with the full spectrum of museum audiences.

    The Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program is implemented at five partnering institutions: the Art Institute of Chicago; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.

    Four students will be selected as Curatorial Fellows for this intensive program at the High Museum of Art, with twenty students participating nationwide. Fellows will be chosen following Summer Academies held at each museum. During each of two Summer Academies in August of 2014 & May of 2015 at the High Museum, fifteen students will participate in a week-long intensive series of workshops aimed at introducing candidates to the curatorial field.

    The four Curatorial Fellows at the High will participate in a multiyear program that provides hands-on experience inside a museum setting, such as working with curators and staff on exhibitions and with collections and travel to partner museums. Designed as a series of ongoing summer internships at the museum, followed by less intensive engagement during the academic year, fellows are provided a generous stipend and are assigned museum mentors. Mentors will work with students to enrich the academic experience and to increase exposure to the museum context while broadening their understanding of art and art history.

    This program is open to freshmen and sophomore students representing ethnically diverse cultures and backgrounds.

    Applications are due, with one academic recommendation, by Monday, February 16, 2015.