The Museum of Fine Arts Houston – Recipient of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant
SIX MAJOR AMERICAN MUSEUMS ANNOUNCE CONTINUATION AND EXPANSION OF THE ANDREW W. MELLON UNDERGRADUATE CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art (High), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (MFAH), The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (NAMA), and new partner institution the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA), are pleased to announce an additional five-year grant to continue The Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program. The fellowship provides specialized training in the curatorial field to students across the United States who exemplify historically underrepresented groups in the curatorial field and support the goal of promoting pluralistic museums. More information about the need for a diverse educational pipeline into the curatorial field is available in The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey. The $3.25 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is a continuation of the initial grant awarded in 2013.
The Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program aims to make a critical impact on American art museums by developing gifted curators who are committed to engaging with the full spectrum of museum audiences. Fellows participate in the program throughout their undergraduate career, with the goal of continuing their education through graduate work. Of the 20 fellows who have completed the program, 13 are either enrolled in graduate art history programs or working in the arts.