"One of my favorite in-gallery activities is talking about the work exhibited in the gallery. I feel as though I get a fresh perspective on the art, and also get to share ideas on what the art means to me. It certainly helps with gaining an understanding of what it means to be a curator and how I will help craft the Future Curators exhibition."
–Mitch Stepien, Williamsville East High School
AK Teens: Future Curators is a weekly after-school program designed to give local high school students in grades eleven and twelve the opportunity to learn the behind-the-scenes work of a museum curator and the tasks required to create a museum exhibition. The students then use what they have learned during the program to curate their own exhibition featuring the work of area high school artists.
The 2014 AK Teens: Future Curators team is made up of twenty-one dynamic artists, art historians, actors, writers, and entrepreneurs. Five Future Curators have volunteered to share a reflection of their experience at various stages throughout the program. This week’s topic focuses on a Future Curator’s favorite in-gallery or class activity.
Stay tuned for more student reflections as the Future Curators begin to design their own exhibition.
AK Teens is presented by First Niagara.