The Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program

Have you ever wondered how exhibitions are created? Or what skills are necessary to work in a museum? Are you curious to learn more about what a curator does? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then apply to the Summer Academy!

The Summer Academy takes place Monday–Saturday, June 2–7, 2014. It is an intensive program consisting of:

  • Behind-the-scenes art museum tours
  • Workshops with art museum professionals
  • Tours of exhibitions with curators
  • Networking events with art museum professionals

Program Overview

The Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program and Summer Academy aim to provide specialized training in the curatorial field for students across the United States from diverse backgrounds.

The program takes place at five partnering institutions, each with a world-class, encyclopedic collection that represents the artistic production of human culture. The partnering museums include the Art Institute of Chicago; the High Museum of Art in Atlanta; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.

Each partnering institution hosts two Summer Academies—one in 2014, the other in 2015. Two participants from each Summer Academy are selected as Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellows.

See our FAQ sheet, which includes descriptions of the Summer Academy and the Fellows Program.


How to Apply

Application deadline: April 7, 2014

Questions? Contact