Arthur Greenberg Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship

Now Accepting Proposals

The Arthur Greenberg Undergraduate Fellowship is a competitive program open to sophomore and junior art history majors and minors interested in curating an exhibition at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in the Teaching Gallery. team of two or three students to curate a thematic exhibition based on original research, to produce an exhibition brochure, and to give a public gallery talk. The exhibition draws from artworks in the Museum’s permanent collection. Exhibition proposals organized around specific chronological, geographic, or sharply focused thematic topics are strongly encouraged. The exhibition should reflect the team members’ areas of interest and experience in art history, theory, visual culture, or related fields of study. Sample brochures from past Greenberg exhibitions are available for consultation in the offices of the Department of Art History & Archaeology and the Kemper Art Museum. Fellows will earn five course credits over three semesters and one 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.

How to Prepare the Application

Students are advised to contact Museum staff and Art History & Archaeology faculty to determine availability of artworks and feasibility of the proposal.

Please direct questions to:

Dana Ostrander (Kemper Art Museum Assistant Curator):

Kristina Kleutghen (Director of Undergraduate Studies in Art History & Archaeology): 

View the call for proposals >>

Previous Arthur Greenberg Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Exhibitions

"Killing the Buddha": Reconstructing Zen
April 27–July 24, 2023

Women's Work
April 23–August 1, 2021

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.

Image credit

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