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AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators
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The AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators is a 12-month Program currently accepting applications from non-US based curators (International Awardees) and US-based curators (US Liaisons) working on or having worked within exhibitions and projects that explore historical art of the United States (c. 1500-1980).

Each International Awardee is paired with a US Liaison for a year-long partnership dedicated to professional development and exchange. Two pairings are awarded each year.

The Program includes travel funding for Awardees, a participant stipend for US Liaisons, networking, and other benefits, which are outlined in greater detail by following the link to the application below.

 

 


Important Dates
Applications for the AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators open on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

The final deadline for submitting an application is 12pm ET on Thursday, October 24, 2019.

Applicants will be notified by December 2019 and Program begins in January 2020.

 

2019 Engagement Program for International Curator Participants

(from left to right): Clement Onn, Senior Curator, Asian Export Art Asian Civilizations MuseumKarina Corrigan, H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art, Peabody Essex Museum; Katy Wan, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern; April Watson, Curator, Photography, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

 Eligibility

  • All applicants must be art curators at non-profit organizations, with direct responsibility for works of art. In addition, curators and others that work a minimum of 50% of the time for/with non-profit organizations will be considered. Please note that curators working in four wall collecting and non-collecting, community based, and non-four wall organizations, at any location in the globe are eligible.
  • All applicants must be currently working with or have worked with exhibitions, collections, and projects that explore historical art of the United States (c. 1500-1980), including painting; sculpture; works on paper, such as prints, drawing and photography; decorative arts; performance; and design (except industrial). Architecture and commercial film are excluded. Native American art is eligible for consideration.
  • All applicants must be able to commit to participating in a 12-month Program at the time of application, including the all deadlines (non-negotiable), timelines, and travel. A stipend is granted to International Awardees as part of this Program to accommodate the travel requirements. US Liaisons also receive a stipend for their participation in the program.

2017-2019 Engagement Program for International Curator Participants (from left to right): Sarah Anne Lea, Curator, Royal Academy of Arts; Catherine Sinclair, Senior Curator, Ottawa Art Gallery; Laurence Schmidlin, Curator, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne; Carol Eliel, Curator of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Current and Past Participants by Year

2019

 

International Awardee: Clement Onn, Senior Curator, Asian Export Art Asian Civilizations Museum

 

US Liaison: Karina Corrigan, H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art, Peabody Essex Museum

 

International Awardee: Katy Wan, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern

 

US Liaison: April Watson, Curator, Photography, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

 

2016 - 2019

International Awardee: Sarah Anne Lea, Curator, Royal Academy of Arts

US Liaison: Carol Eliel, Curator of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

 

International Awardee: Laurence Schmidlin, Curator, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne

US Liaison: Stephanie Barron, Senior Curator, Head of Modern Art Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

 

International Awardee: Catherine Sinclair, Senior Curator, Ottawa Art Gallery

US Liaison: Courtney McNeil, Chief Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Telfair Museums

 

 International Awardee: Nicholas Michael Chambers, Senior Curator, Modern and Contemporary International Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales

 US Liaison: Alison de Lima Greene, Isabel Brown Wilson Curator, Modern & Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

 

International Awardee: Fernanda Mendonça Pitta, Senior Curator, Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

 US Liaison: Anna O. Marley, Curator of Historical American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

 

 

 

 
  



This Program is made possible through major support from the Terra Foundation for American Art. 

 

The Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for national and international audiences. Recognizing the importance of experiencing original works of art, the foundation provides opportunities for interaction and study, beginning with the presentation and growth of its own art collection in Chicago. To further cross-cultural dialogue on American art, the foundation supports and collaborates on innovative exhibitions, research, and educational programs. Implicit in such activities is the belief that art has the potential to both distinguish cultures and to unite them. 

  

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