Each museum accepts three museum fellows—two for curatorial departments and one for public programs. Fellows are invited to work collaboratively with museum staff while pursuing independent research and professional development. This unique opportunity gives participants the chance to experience how two museums with shared values, different scales, and distinct missions interact with a broad community of artists and audiences.
The curatorial fellows participate in the essential activities of a curatorial department at each institution. Under the guidance of the curatorial staff, fellows assist with logistics, research, planning, and programming within the department. In addition to hands-on experience, the program provides mentorship from experienced curators, as well as professional development opportunities designed to foster a deep understanding of and future involvement in the field of art history.
Public Programs Fellow
The public programs fellows work within MoMA’s Department of Education and the Studio Museum’s Public Programs and Community Engagement Department to help research, develop, produce, and evaluate public programs and events, while conducting outreach to cultural partners and brainstorming audience-development strategies. The museum fellows are responsible for communicating and coordinating with a diverse group of program participants and facilitators, including artists, lecturers, performers, scholars, educators, writers, community organizers, and arts and cultural organizations.
The next application period opens in summer 2021.
2017–19 MoMA/Studio Museum Fellows
The 2017–19 MoMA/Studio Museum Fellows are An Duplan, Charmaine Branch, Nectar Knuckles, Mia Matthias, Hanna Girma, and Devin Malone.