The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), in partnership with the United States Department of Education in Washington, D.C., presents the exhibition Museums: pARTners in Learning 2015, on view in Washington from May 6 – June 30, 2015. The third exhibition in this collaborative initiative with AAMD, Museums: pARTners in Learning 2015 features artwork created by students participating in innovative educational programming at AAMD member museums offered in partnership with local schools.
On view at the U.S. Department of Education, Museums: pARTners in Learning 2015 celebrates new developments in arts education fostering such “21st-century skills” as creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, cultural awareness, and collaboration. The exhibition showcases the remarkable achievements of K-12 students across the country, and underscores the wide range of interdisciplinary skills students can acquire through arts education, as well as how direct engagement with the arts supports student learning and personal growth.
Museums: pARTners in Learning 2015 is on view at the U.S. Department of Education through June 30, 2015. The U.S. Department of Education’s Student Art Exhibit Program, now in its 12th year, produces seven exhibitions each year. Members of the public who would like to visit Museums: pARTners in Learning 2015, please contact Jackye Zimmermann (Jacquelyn.Zimmermann@ed.gov; 202-401-0762) to schedule an appointment.
UPDATE: the Museums: pARTners in Learning Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting took place on May 12, 2015. View video of the ceremony below!
Young artists celebrate the opening of Stop. Take Notice! at the Frist Center for Visual Arts in front of their artwork, Nobody Cares, with teaching artist Michael Lapinski and Oasis Center staff member Vanessa Lazón
Click on a museum below to see student artwork featured in Museums: pARTners in Learning 2015 and learn more about each museum-school partnership!
Timiya Harris, 3rd Grade, Wares Ferry Road Elementary School
My Angel, 2014
Black glue, pastels
Created in the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts' Learning Through Art Artist in Residence Program
Top Image: Carmen Hedstrom and Jacey Elliott, 10th Grade, Bentonville High School, Bentonville, AR Winston’s World, 2014, Digital Print. Created in the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art's 1984 Photographic Art Project