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Young Curators of the Roaring Fork

Since 2005, the Aspen Art Museum’s Young Curators of the Roaring Fork (YCRF) program has engaged high school students in direct exposure to a collection of world-class exhibitions, artists, and ideas of an accredited contemporary art museum.

Through the course of the six-month program, YCRF interns work directly with the museum’s education and curatorial staff, ultimately building aesthetic valuation, leadership, organizational, and critical-thinking skills.

YCRF interns work together on all aspects of the curatorial process to produce an exhibition of artworks created by their peers.


YCRF Applications Due: October 20, 2017
Internship Dates: October 24, 2017–April 17, 2018
Artwork Submissions Due: January 30, 2018

*Most meetings take place from 5–7 p.m., at the Aspen Art Museum in the Education Workshop, with dinner and public transportation reimbursement provided.

Application for Young Curators

Please download and return this form and essay to by 5 p.m., October 20. For more information, contact Annie Henninger, Education Program Manager, at 970.925.8050.

Open Call for Artists

Do you have an artwork that represents your voice? Could you make one?

The Young Curators of the Roaring Fork are seeking artworks in any medium made by high school students in our community. To submit, please complete this form and send with one digital image of your work by January 30, 2018, to Rachael Manning, Education Coordinator:

Artwork Submissions Due: January 30, 2018

Final artwork selection: March 7, 2018

Exhibition: April 14–29, 2018

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.