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Young at Art 2011

March 20, 2011 – May 15, 2011

installation view of Young at Art featuring title wall text, art on display on walls, and small sculptures or artworks in vitrine display cases
child looking at artwork made by other children hung on a wall


Young at Art presents works of art by Madison Metropolitan School District students in kindergarten through grade 12. The exhibition is the result of a long-standing collaboration between MMoCA and the school district’s Fine Arts Department.

In preparing for the exhibition, each of Madison’s public school art teachers is invited to submit up to three works created by his or her students. This process yields a full range of technique, subject matter, and media, including drawing, painting, collage, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, fiber, and computer-generated art.

Young at Art underscores the value of early and continuing exposure to high-quality art education. The exhibition calls attention to children’s creative potential and problem-solving skills; to the scope and variety of individual expression; and to the excellence of art instruction in Madison’s public schools. All works on view in Young at Art demonstrate students’ imagination and talent, and reflect best-practices in art education.

Exhibition Support

Young at Art is organized by the education department of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and the Madison Metropolitan School District. Generous funding for Young at Art has been provided by Wells Fargo; the Steinhauer Charitable Trust; American Family Insurance; the Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople; the Madison Arts Commission with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board; a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts; and the Art League of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.