The two-year master’s degree in Curatorial Practice (CP) focuses on professional training, with a thorough grounding in history, research, and theory. Merit-based partial tuition scholarships are available, with matching funds for outside scholarships. Hands-on work with experts in the field, professional networking, and the foremost goal of placing graduates in curatorial jobs are at the heart of the program.

Based in Chelsea, CP takes full advantage of New York’s arts institutions and professionals, providing countless prospects for study, mentoring, and professional development, along with a broad range of internships around the world. Building a global network of professional connections is an integral part of the program.

Among the extraordinary faculty and faculty-at-large are:

  • Matthew Higgs, director, White Columns
  • Claire Gilman, curator, The Drawing Center
  • Hou Hanru, artistic director, MAXXI, National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome
  • Manon Slome, president and chief curator, No Longer Empty
  • David Frankel, editorial director, Museum of Modern Art
  • Daniel Birnbaum, director, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  • Charlotte Cohen, fine arts officer, urban developer manager, US General Services Administration
  • Tim Griffin, director and chief curator, The Kitchen, and former editor-in-chief, Artforum
  • Chus Martinez, director, Institute of Aesthetic Practice and Theory, Academy of Arts and Design, Basel
  • Ana Paula Cohen, independent curator, São Paulo
  • Charles Renfro, principal, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Jennifer Tobias, librarian, Museum of Modern Art
  • Daniel Kunitz, editor-in-chief, Modern Painters

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