SITE’s Young Curators Program teaches high school students the curatorial side of the art experience, providing alternative ways for teens to connect with art while giving them a glimpse of possibilities within museum careers. Participants in the Young Curators program are empowered to make decisions about their exhibition’s theme, venue, selection of artworks, PR and marketing, fundraising, installation, and opening events. The Young Curators Program is a free weekly after-school program that also gives young artists the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting. Due to expanded safety protocols in the museum, the Fall 2020 cohort will meet virtually until further notice.

For further information on the Young Curators program, please call Louis Abbene-Meagley, Education Manager, at 505.989.1199 ext.118 or by email at

SITE Santa Fe’s 2019 cohort of Young Curators’ opened Kaboom! Jan 17, 2020 from 5-7pm in the SITE Lab. More on the exhibition here.

Young Curators Alumni Survey

Over the summer of 2015, SITE’s Education Department conducted a long-range assessment of the Young Curators program. Out of 223 total Young Curators, SITE was able to locate 83 of them. Out of that number, 35% of former young curators took an online survey.

PRIVATE EYE - Call for Art 2020

SITE Santa Fe’s Young Curators are calling for contemporary artwork addressing the modern duel of public and private information for their upcoming online exhibition, PRIVATE EYE.

Artists may submit between 1 and 5 works of art. Submissions are open to all media, including (but not limited to), written art, performance art, video, sculpture, and mixed media. Each individual file must be smaller than 100 MB. Images must be at least 72 dpi. Download Call for Entry.

Artists selected for this opportunity will be interviewed by the Young Curators for additional insight into the public and private nature of being an artist. Interviews will be conducted remotely.

Applications due by 11:59 PM MST December 5th, 2020.


Young Curators Zine: What's Inside 2015 (2015)
An overview of artwork curated by the Young Curators for their "What's Inside" exhibition.

The Young Curators Ice Cream Social (2014)
A selection of artwork curated by The Young Curators for their Ice Cream Social, inspired by artist, David Robbins.

Past Young Curator Exhibitions