Museum Inside-Out: Curatorial Department

For additional resources, see the Kohl’s Art Generation Online Lab & Gallery guide.

Curators are scholars who have expert knowledge on the works of art they study. They tell stories by hanging certain works of art in the galleries together (or apart). They organize exhibitions and help select works of art to add to the Collection. They are often spokespeople, serving as the face of the Museum.

↓ What does a curator do?

↓ Describe your favorite Museum object.

↓ What are the challenges for a curator?

↓ How do you get ideas for an exhibition?

Ask a Curator
Museum staff love answering questions from visitors! Ask a parent or guardian to tweet us @MilwaukeeArt or write on our Facebook page any questions you have about the Museum.

You can find previous questions answered by staff in this photo album on the Museum’s Facebook Page.

For more behind-the-scenes coverage, visit the Milwaukee Art Museum Blog.

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