2019 Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program at LACMA

Saúl Quintero presenting an artwork from LACMA’s collection to the 2014 Mellon Summer Academy group.

Have you ever wondered ....

What is a CURATOR and what do they do?

How are ART EXHIBITIONS created?

What SKILLS are important for a MUSEUM CAREER?

If so, apply to the Mellon Summer Academy (starting mid-June), a one-week program providing a rich experience in an art museum with:

  • A curatorial project
  • Workshops with museum professionals
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions and permanent collections with curators
  • Networking events with art museums professionals

The Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy and Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program provides specialized training in the curatorial field for students across the United States from historically underrepresented groups and supports the goal of promoting inclusive, pluralistic museums.

After completing the Summer Academy, participants will submit supplemental materials for Fellowship consideration.

For more information and to apply, visit www.lacma.org/mellonfellowships . Application deadline is March 1, 2019. Please contact fellowships@lacma.org with additional questions.


Interested in applying to the LACMA Mellon Summer Academy and would like more information?

Mellon Summer Academy Alumnus Saúl Quintero and LACMA Coordinator of Curatorial Fellowships Hilary Walter will hold a workshop to talk about how to apply for this paid opportunity at LACMA for undergraduate students, from historically underrepresented groups in the curatorial field, who are interested in museum careers.

The application workshop will be held at the Vincent Price Art Museum Boardroom, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, on Thursday, February 7, 12:30 - 1:30 pm.