Norman fourth-graders' art is included in national show
Works by three Norman fourth-graders are included in a national art exhibit that opened in Washington, D.C., May 11.
NORMAN — Artwork by three Norman schoolchildren is featured in a national art show in Washington, D.C.
Works by fourth-graders Allys Amuny, a student at Cleveland Elementary School; Ava Starling, a student at McKinley Elementary School; and Jordan Walker, a student at Lakeview Elementary School, were chosen from thousands of entries from students submitted by 15 museums across the United States for inclusion in the exhibition at the U.S. Department of Education.
The students were participants in the pARTner project, which brings fourth-graders to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art during the school year to create art.
“It is a true honor for Norman children to be selected for this national exhibition,” Fred Jones Museum Director Ghislain d'Humieres said.
The exhibition, “Museums: pARTners in Learning,” which is organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors, features work by students who participate in programs that museums offer in partnership with their local schools.
The works in the exhibition highlight the range of artistic techniques and subject matter explored in museum education programs, d'Humieres said.
The exhibition includes descriptions of the programs in which the works were created. It also includes a cellphone-guided tour that enables visitors to hear students talking about their museum experience and the works on view.
The exhibit opened May 11 and will run through June 22.
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