Youth Curator Program
2019 Youth Curator Program
‘Scuse Me, Do You Know Jimi?
DETAILS ABOUT THE YOUTH CURATORS PROGRAM
- The Youth Curators program is open to 14 to 18 year olds
- Twelve- 2 hour Saturday sessions begin in January through April, Saturdays from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm
- Earn school service hours
- $250 stipend
- NAAM membership
- The project becomes a gallery installation at NAAM
For more information about the program, email here. 2020 Youth Curator application materials will be posted in November 2019. Stay tuned!
Major support for the Youth Curator Program provided by KeyBank Foundation, Peach Foundation, and generous supporters. We solicit YOUR support of the Youth Curator Program. Contact our Development Office by clicking here to determine ways to give to this impactful youth program.
About NAAM Youth Curators Program
The Dr. Carver Gayton Youth Curator Program at the Northwest African American Museum is an award-winning program that introduces youth to the philosophy and practices of museum work through creative, community-engaged projects on timeless and contemporary topics.
Youth Curators gain social skills while learning and understanding new concepts as well as developing artistic expression. NAAM celebrates tradition, art, and history and in doing so, supports opportunities for youth to share their accomplishments, passions, and concerns.
2018 Youth Curator Program
My Take: No Place Like Here
Over twelve sessions during 2018, Youth Curators gained an understanding for the found inspiration in the elegant photography of Al Smith, Sr. For more than four decades, Smith was a master at capturing the pulse of Seattle’s African American community. Partners at Youth in Focus offered instruction and technical practice for digital photography to capture images as a mode of communication and critiques that are shaped through intentional visual storytelling to depict the authenticity of Seattle’s Central Area. The Youth Curator project culminated in a gallery exhibition, now on view at NAAM and includes selected works at the Museum of History & Industry for the exhibition, Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith.
Past Youth Curator Exhibits:
Intersections: Finding True North
Artist Studio: Drawing Attention Outside the Lines
Transparent, Translucent, & Opaque