WashU students

The Kemper Art Museum provides a number of opportunities for Washington University students to explore the role of art in contemporary society. The Museum is always free, and it’s a short walk from student residential areas. View the Calendar to see upcoming gallery talks, tours, concerts, film screenings, and more.

Become a member

Current students can become a member of the Museum for FREE and take advantage of invitations to members-only events and exclusive exhibition previews.

Internship in Museum Education: Developing Educational Resources

A major goal of museum education is to help visitors feel comfortable and confident approaching, observing, and interpreting works of art, but educators are not always able to facilitate these experiences in person. So how can we create resources that empower visitors to have deep experiences with works of art on their own? This semester-long one-credit internship course will introduce students to the theory, practice, and process behind interpretive materials in museums, culminating with the creation of an educator guide for an artwork. Students will become familiar with the Kemper Art Museum's history and permanent collection; learn a variety of questioning and interpretive strategies; strengthen their communication skills; and gain experience in a professional museum environment. This internship is a good fit for students with an interest in Art, Art History, Communication Design, Comparative Literature, Education, English, History, Marketing, and more. Questions? Contact Amy Miller at amy.miller@wustl.edu.

Kemper Student Council

The Kemper Student Council gives Washington University students an opportunity to plan programs and events to encourage student involvement with the Kemper Art Museum. The group meets regularly with Museum staff to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes and share ideas. If you are interested in joining the Kemper Student Council, contact Amy Miller at amy.miller@wustl.edu.

Teaching in the Galleries student docent program

Teaching in the Galleries at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum is a student docent program that enables Washington University students to learn about the Museum's collection and share this knowledge with visitors of all ages. Due to the transformation of the east end of the Danforth Campus, this program is not accepting new docents at this time. Questions? Contact Amy Miller at amy.miller@wustl.edu.


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