Teens Wanted

Curate This! 2013

Curate This! 2013

What Does a Curate This! Teen Curator Do?

To begin, the participants decide on a theme or main idea.  By looking through the artworks in the Sabatini Gallery permanent collection (things we own), they select pieces which best fit their theme and help tell their story.

The guest curators research our records and use the library resources to create text for the exhibit.  This includes information for the artwork labels – the artist’s name and the title of the piece, for example.  They also write a curatorial statement.  This statement relates the story or idea around which the exhibit is organized.

Teen Curators learn to mat and frame artworks as needed.  Deciding where each of the pieces and text will be placed is an important part of the lay out process.  Finally, the artworks are hung with careful measuring and leveling and the cases are arranged.

Voila!  It is a finished exhibit.  Join us next year!

For more information:   https://tscpl.org/gallery/exhibitions/curate-this-the-genius-of-our-age/

Betsy is the associate curator and museum educator at the Sabatini Gallery. She has an MFA from the University of Missouri with a major in Fibers. Betsy has taught art classes at UMKC, Kansas City Art Institute and Washburn University. As an artist, her work is sculptural fibers and focuses on ecological concerns such as the preservation of Kansas prairies in the Flint Hills.