Young Curators

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Thursdays, 3 – 4:30 pm, March 22, 2018 – May 17, 2018

Member’s Preview:  May 24, 2018  5:00-7:00 pm

The University of Maine Museum of Art recently closed the sixth season of the Young Curators program for youth ages 11-17. In this program, students get a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of an art museum. The Young Curators met one afternoon a week during the months of  May and June. Participants selected art work from UMMA’s permanent collection for the summer exhibitions. Young Curators developed a theme for their show, researched and wrote didactic materials for Museum patrons and presented their work at the Member’s Preview opening reception. Participants also met with all members of the staff to learn about museum careers. Applications for the Spring 2018 are closed.

Application deadline:  February 15th, 2018

There is no cost to join the Young Curators but participants are selected through an application process as space is limited.   The application requires a short essay and teacher recommendation.

To learn more about Young Curators or to request an application, or brochure contact UMMA Education Coordinator Kat Johnson at 581.3360 or email at