Young Curators Program – 2023


The Zillman Art Museum (ZAM) is pleased to offer the Young Curators program to high school students. In this program, students get a behind the scene look at the inner workings of an art museum. The Young Curators meet one afternoon a week during the Spring for six weeks. As a group, the Young Curators collaborate and develop a theme for their exhibition which includes researching the artwork and writing the didactic materials for the exhibition. At the Member’s Preview Reception on May 18th, the students will present their exhibition to the museum members and guests. Participants will work closely with all of the ZAM staff to learn about art, exhibitions, and museum careers.

Participants will be selected through an application process which includes a short letter of interest that addresses the applicant’s interest in art and learning about museums as well as a recommendation from a teacher. Selections will be based on strengths, interests, and propensity to work as a team with others. Interviews will be held at staff’s discretion. There is no fee, but students must commit to meeting for all of the session dates.

Young Curators will meet from 3pm to 4:30pm on Thursdays.

March 23 & 30

April 13, 27

May 4, 11

Member Reception May 18th from 5pm-7pm

To learn more about Young Curators or to request an application, contact Rochelle Lawrence at 581.3360 or