Participants are afforded unique exposure to the activities of a museum curator. The program involves
field trips to a variety of regional institutions, art galleries, artists’ studios, and private collections and an opportunity
to create an exhibition model with the High’s design and interpretation team. Financial support and housing are provided.
Summer Academy applications are due Monday, February 16, 2015.
Summer Academy participants will be eligible to apply for the 2015–2016 Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate
Curatorial Fellowship (MUCF), a two-year paid fellowship providing specialized training in the curatorial field
for students of diverse backgrounds. 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.
MUCF Fellows will participate in a multiyear program designed as a series of two full-time summer internships
and less intensive engagement during the academic year. Fellowships provide a stipend of $10,000/year.
Program Details and Important Facts
• The Summer Academy is open to 15 undergraduate students enrolled full-time at an accredited college
• MUCF fellowships are open only to rising sophomores and juniors of diverse backgrounds who have
completed the Summer Academy.
• MUCF fellowships require a commitment of two consecutive academic years and two ten-week summer
• MUCF fellows must be enrolled as undergraduate students for the entire period of the two-year MUCF award.
• MUCF fellows must be available to make regular visits to the High Museum throughout the academic
year; enrollment at a regional university or college is recommended.
For application information, please visit this link.