The Teen Curators Program is a collective that answers the call for critical composition which centers histories of people of African descent through research, creative expression, curatorial practice and exhibition design.
The Teen Curators Program is a tuition-free afterschool program funded by The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation that uses art education to increase the historical and cultural literacy of teenagers and promotes their intellectual and professional development through curatorial projects and aesthetic engagements with the Schomburg as well as other museums and cultural institutions. Through these processes students are exposed to behind-the-scenes work of museums and libraries (eg. collecting, preserving, archiving, and interpreting) and pathways to professional careers in the field. The students culminate their studies by researching, developing, and curating an original exhibition at the Schomburg Center.