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Monday, February 27, 2017
Youth Art Month exhibition coming in March
Worcester Art Museum is excited to again host a regional Youth Art Month exhibition this March. Organized by teachers from area school districts in conjunction with the Worcester Art Museum, this multi-media exhibit features student artwork from communities across central Massachusetts. Established in 1961, Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance in March designed to emphasize the value of art education for all youth and to encourage support for quality school art programs. YAM provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are fostered through experiences in the visual arts.
YAM encourages support for quality school art programs and promotes art material safety. The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers the program at the national level. The program provides a medium for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences unlike any other curriculum subjects, including special exhibits that take place annually to celebrate visual art education for grades K – 12. YAM is a month in which thousands of American schools participate every year.
On Sunday, March 12, 2017 an opening reception will be held at the Worcester Art Museum for students and their families. Families are welcomed to attend the opening reception for Grades K-8 between 12:30pm-2:30pm, during which time there will be guest speakers and student musical performances to enjoy.
The exhibit will be open to the public March 1 through April 2 in the Higgins Education Wing of the Worcester Art Museum. Admission to this exhibit is free. In addition to the Worcester Art Museum’s regional YAM exhibit, the Massachusetts Art Education Association will host a statewide YAM exhibit at the Transportation Building in Boston on Sunday, March 26, 2017.
Learn more about Youth Art Month
- Ashley Occhino, Manager of Studio Class Programs
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