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.

New Perspectives Talks

Opportunities for graduate students in Arts & Sciences and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts to research and present on objects in the Museum's collection that align with the students' own expertise and scholarly interests

Student Educator Program

While training as Student Educators to lead tours for public audiences, Washington University classes, and K–12 classes in this paid opportunity, students from all disciplines gain experience with visual analysis, critical thinking, and public speaking. 

Curatorial Research Internship

A semester-long paid internship during the spring semester in partnership with the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity to provide opportunities to research the Museum’s collection by focusing on a research project related to the study of race and ethnicity, and/or the WashU & Slavery Project. Now accepting applications >>

Museum Education Internship

A semester-long paid internship during the spring semester to provide opportunities to interdisciplinary students from historically underrepresented groups to actively participate in the museum field by contributing to the Kemper Art Museum’s educational programs. Now accepting applications >>

Arthur Greenberg Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship

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. Now accepting proposals >>

Student Membership

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

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 New Perspectives Talks, the Museum Education Internship, and the Student Educator Program:
Meredith Lehman
Head of Museum Education

To learn about art history opportunities:
Bradley Parton
Academic & Administrative Coordinator
Department of Art History & Archaeology, Arts & Sciences