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Art History & Curatorial Studies Summer Program

Summer Program: Art History and Curatorial Studies 

High School to College: Pathways to Art History + Curatorial Studies Virtual Summit

Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.


AUC Art Collective Hosts Early College Program Summit

High school advisors, guidance counselors, teachers, guardians and parents are invited to sign up to attend this virtual AUC Art Collective's High School to College: Pathways to Art History + Curatorial Studies Summit.



Learn how to support high school students who are interested in careers in the multi-billion-dollar global art industry!

The Early College Program in Art History and Curatorial Studies (ECP) is a co-educational summer program at Spelman College, designed to encourage rising junior and senior high school students of color to pursue undergraduate studies in art history and curatorial studies. Through the lens of the Early College Program, participants will learn how to support and advise students who are interested in pursuing careers in the global art industry.

Over the course of the event, participants will also learn about the ECP application process and the benefits of the program for undergraduate studies and post-graduate success.

The Early College Program in Art History + Curatorial Studies is a co-ed, four-week, fully funded program where students attend lectures, complete projects, participate in workshops and engage in discussions at Spelman College, the Atlanta University Center, and the High Museum of Art while making site visits to other locations in Atlanta and around the region.

Prior art history or museum experience is not required; however, students should demonstrate curiosity about how art and visual culture are created, how museums as spaces for cultivating art appreciation, and the role of curators who shape how the public experiences art.

After successfully completing the program, rising juniors and seniors in high school will receive a Spelman College transcript verifying that they have earned three (3) credits in Art History and Curatorial Studies.

The Early College Program is an initiative of the Atlanta University Center Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective.

Please contact for more information.

Summer 2023 Applications Open Feb. 1

Program Dates: June 16 – July 14, 2023
Tuition & Fees: $0 (Tuition and fees are covered for all accepted students)
Priority Application Deadline: April 1

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