The Kress Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums program is designed to provide a new kind of mentored professional development opportunity within American art museums. The program is intended to encourage students to explore interpretive careers in art museums, whether as future museum educators or curators; to strengthen the profession of museum educator within the art museum community; to strengthen ties between museum educators and curators in the shared task of interpretive programming in art museums; and to expand the range of promising career options available to students of art history and related fields.
The Foundation has recently awarded Interpretive Fellowships for the 2017/2018 year to the following art museums:
Art Institute of Chicago
El Paso Museum of Art
The Frick Collection
National Museum of Mexican Art
Philbrook Museum of Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas
Individuals interested in exploring these fellowship opportunities are encouraged to consult the websites of the host museums for calls for applications. Please note that in some instances fellows might already have been identified.