Arthur Greenberg Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship

The Arthur Greenberg Undergraduate Fellowship is a competitive program open to upper-level art history majors and minors interested in curating an exhibition at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in the Teaching Gallery. The Fellowship provides hands-on experience for a team of students to curate a thematic exhibition based on original research, produce an exhibition brochure, and give a public gallery talk. The exhibition is drawn from artworks in the Museum’s permanent collection, supplemented with loans as relevant.

The project begins with a paid four- to six-week internship at the Museum in summer 2020, during which the team develops the concept and content of the exhibition under the supervision of a faculty advisor and Museum staff. This is followed by a three-credit independent study in the 2020 fall semester to continue refining the project, begin writing the exhibition didactics, and develop the exhibition brochure. The project concludes in the 2021 spring semester. During this semester the team takes a one-credit independent study course to finalize the project, which culminates in the public opening of the exhibition in mid-spring and a public gallery talk presented by the team before the end of the semester. Greenberg exhibitions typically remain on view through the summer.

The Fellowship will be awarded based on the team members’ prior academic achievement, the merit of the proposed exhibition thesis and its relevance to the team members’ interests, and the team’s commitment to the project over its duration.

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Previous Arthur Greenberg Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Exhibitions

The Modern Meal: Sustenance Through Ritual
April 7–August 6, 2017

Neither Here Nor There: Borders and Mobility in Contemporary Art
April 10–August 2, 2015

Wǒmen (我们): Contemporary Chinese Art
January 25–May 26, 2013

About Arthur Greenberg

Arthur Greenberg, an alumnus of the art history program at Washington University, was director of the St. Louis office of AMS, an arts management consulting firm. Greenberg, who passed away in 2010, was known for his commitment to innovative community and neighborhood-based arts and cultural planning and had strong ties to Washington University.

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The Modern Meal: Sustenance through Ritual, installation view, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, 2017.