WashU students

Art reflects and shapes our understanding of the world. We invite WashU students to expand their perceptions, reflect on contemporary issues, and connect academically, culturally, and socially through the resources of the Kemper Art Museum.

Students can serve as educators, help build campus involvement with the Museum, develop professional skills, and contribute to scholarship on the world-class collection.

Teaching in the Galleries

While training as Student Educators to lead tours and programs for Washington University classes and young schoolchildren in this paid opportunity, undergraduate students from all disciplines gain experience with visual analysis, critical thinking, and public speaking. Find out more here.

Student Membership

Current WashU students can become members of the Museum for FREE and take advantage of invitations to members-only events.

Kemper Student Engagement Council

Student Engagement Council members from all disciplines and levels of study serve as ambassadors for the Museum and plan student-focused programs. 

Museum Diversity Internship

This paid summer internship offers professional experience to a qualified undergraduate student, with the goal of building participation of minority populations in the museum field.

Summer Undergraduate Research Award

As part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Award program (SURA) through the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Museum supports independent student research projects in a variety of fields using the collection.

Art History Majors and Graduate Students

Additional opportunities are available for undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Art History & Archaeology. 

Contact Us

To learn about Teaching in the Galleries, the Diversity Internship, or SURA:
Rochelle Caruthers
University Academic Programs Coordinator

To learn about student membership or the Student Engagement Council:
Lauren Diamond
Visitor Services and Membership Coordinator

To learn about art history opportunities:
Sarah Weinman
Administrative Assistant
Department of Art History & Archaeology, Arts & Sciences