2020 Future Curators

The 2020 Future Curators team consisted of 20 students in grades 11 and 12:

Abbilynn Cardona (Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts), Lucy Dietrich (Tonawanda High School), Alexandria Dillemuth (Lake Shore High School), Catherine Finn (Orchard Park High School), Alison Kolaga (City Honors High School), Zoe Kowalski (Grand Island Senior High School), Solomon Lian (Canisius High School), Tristan Madden (Nichols School), Katherine Mahoney (City Honors High School), Angelina Marinello (Grand Island Senior High School), Lydia Maynor (Nichols School), Cadence Nelligan (Hamburg High School), Ruby Z Soudant (City Honors High School), Emma Stephen (Nichols School), Alanna Swanson (Frontier Central High School), Audrey Swanson (Frontier Central High School), Jackson Trummer (Pioneer Central High School), Chloe Vecchio (Silver Creek High School), Badriyah Williams (City Honors High School), Sarah Zakeri (Frontier Central High School).

The 2020 Future Curators (from left): Teen and Youth Programs Coordinator Samantha Serrano, Jackson Trummer, Sarah Zakeri, Cat Finn, Cadence Nelligan, Ruby Z Soudant, Zoe Kowalski, Angelina Marinello, Lydia Maynor, Emma Stephen, Tristan Madden, Katie Mahoney, Chloe Vecchio, Ali Kolaga, Alex Dillemuth, Abbilynn Cardona, Badriyah Williams. In the background is Heather Hart’s Oracle of Conduction, 2019. Photograph by Tom Loonan. (Not pictured: Lucy Dietrich, Solomon Lian, Alanna Swanson, and Audrey Swanson)

From January to May 2020, this creative team of young aspiring art professionals learned about what goes on behind the scenes at the Albright-Knox. They also used the museum's collection and the special exhibition Open House: Domestic Thresholds by Heather Hart, Edra Soto, and Rodney Taylor to learn how to think about art from the mindset of a curator. 

The 2020 Future Curators' exhibition—Meet Me in Between—features artwork created by high school students from Western New York and Ontario, Canada. This exhibition was planned to be on view at the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology and the Western New York Book Arts Center. Due to social distancing guidelines related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the exhibition was moved online to the Albright-Knox’s website. A virtual exhibition opening celebration took place on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 5–6 pm.

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AK Teens is presented by KeyBank.