Curatorial Studies with NYU

The Curatorial Studies program jointly administered by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Institute of Fine Arts has been training museum professionals since the 1950s. Alumni of the program—nearly three hundred in number—have been, and are, at work across the globe, from the Met to Madrid, from the Smithsonian to Singapore. From time to time we will highlight current activities in the program and the career of professionals who have participated in Curatorial Studies.

Jerusalem in Stories

Curatorial Studies alumnus David Bardeen outlines the storytelling approach developed to present the objects to be featured in the exhibition Every People Under Heaven: Jerusalem, 1000–1400.

Pope Clement X

Curatorial Studies alumna Lyle Humphrey recently discovered an overlooked Bernini portrait medallion in storage in the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Jeffrey Uslip

Curatorial Studies alumnus Jeffrey Uslip is now the chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis.

The Appearance of Clarity

Curatorial Studies alumna Amy Rahn translated lessons learned in the program into an exhibition she curated at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, Vermont.

Jim Draper speaking to students

As part of the workshop series The Certain Eye, Met curator Jim Draper offered a special tour of the exhibition The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux to a small group of students on April 10, 2014.

Curatorial Studies - The Certain Eye

On October 24, 2013, as part of a workshop series called The Certain Eye, nine students had the pleasure of gathering in the Study Room of the Robert Lehman Collection to hear Stephen K. Scher, renowned scholar and collector of Renaissance portrait medals.

Grace Chuang

Grace Chuang, a Metropolitan Museum of Art/Institute of Fine Arts Curatorial Studies Resident during the 2012–13 academic year, describes her experiences working with the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Department and the Robert Lehman Collection.

Curatorial Studies - The Damascus Room

An extraordinary glimpse behind the scenes, offered to the curatorial studies class in October 2012.

Yiyun Lee and Charles Little

Curatorial Studies alumnus Charles Little writes about recent work with the Museum of the National Taipei University of Education.

Dr. Safwan Al-Tell

Dr. Sawfan Al-Tell came to the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University. As part of his training for a master's degree in Archaeology and Art History, Safwan al-Tell participated in the Curatorial Studies program (1968).

NYU Institute of Fine Arts

Learn more about the Curatorial Studies program, offered jointly by the Institute of Fine Arts and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.