Curatorial Studies

Student Interview // Lydia Knopp's Moore Experience
Are you skillful at seeing the big picture? Much like a film director, the job of a curator involves creating a story through multitasking, attention to detail, organization, and the vision to join all the parts in a meaningful way. You will examine the theories and practice involved in conceiving, creating and designing exhibitions, collections and archives.
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Curatorial Studies Student's Internship is a Blast with the Past

Cleaning out carpet beetles, categorizing thousands of postcards and giving tours are all in an intern’s day’s work for Virginia Pollock ’18. Pollock, a Curatorial Studies major with a minor in Textile Design, gained quite a lot of experience during her summer internship at the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, an authentically restored Victorian house museum and garden in West Germantown. “Being in the classroom can never prepare you for some of these things, like, ‘Oh, there’s carpet beetles in the attic, let’s...

Meet a Few Faculty

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Associate Professor, Penny & Bob Fox Distinguished Professor

Jonathan Wallis, PhD

Kelly Kirby
Liberal Arts Chair, Assistant Professor

Kelly Kirby, PhD

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Visiting Scholar/Assistant Professor

James Moyer, PhD

Lily Fierman

I had taken classes at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, but when I came to Moore, I knew it was the right fit.I wanted to study women’s artwork and also have the opportunity to take liberal arts and fine arts courses and do the Curatorial Studies program. I wanted to feel well-rounded when I graduated. I had the experience of making art and I understood the artistic process. The Moore community was fantastic and accepted me.I was accepted to Moore in high school but didn’t go at the time because I was wary of attend­ing an all-women’s college. I later...
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Curatorial Studies partners with Park Towne Place

Park Towne Place, located on museum mile on Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is in the middle of a revival and Moore’s Curatorial Studies' students are playing a role in its revitalization.  Constructed between 1957 and 1959 and modeled after Le Corbusier's Unité d'habitation in south Marseille, France, Park Towne will now have museum-like hallways filled with art curated by the students.   The following is an excerpt from James Jennings’ Philadelphia Magazine  article, “Property Tour: The Artistic Revival of Park Towne Place.”

100% Employed!

100% of 2016 Curatorial Studies Graduates are employed, 100% with businesses in their field of study!