Since 2006, the Gallery has presented several major student-curated exhibitions. Installed in prime gallery space and frequently accompanied by a catalogue, each of these has been organized by a group of undergraduate and graduate students from various disciplines, and each has revealed new thinking about practical training and the presentation of the collection. Student curators spend a year or more planning an exhibition. They determine the theme or approach to the material, select the objects, write interpretive texts, plan the installation design, and organize public programs. The students involved in these projects engage deeply with the Gallery’s collections and have the opportunity to experience the many aspects of curatorial work.

Gallery director with three of the students who curated the Place, Nations, Generations, Beings exhibition.