In 2015, the Schomburg Center was awarded a 5-year grant from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation to launch the Teen Curator Program.
Now in it’s third season, the Teen Curators is an after-school art history enrichment program admitting 30 high school students each year. This art historical knowledge is acquired through curatorial projects and aesthetic engagements with collections at the Schomburg as well as other museums and cultural institutions. Through these processes students are exposed to behind-the-scenes work of museums and libraries (eg. collecting, preserving, archiving, and interpreting) and the pathways to professional careers in the field. Teen Curators gain knowledge about black art history in the United States and across the world through the study of real works of art at the Schomburg Center and at other art spaces across the City. Students create exhibitions by researching and writing about art and artists.
Reporting to and working in collaboration with the Associate Director of Education, the Education Coordinator: