Organized biennially, 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. Each of Madison’s public school art teachers is invited to submit up to three works of art for the exhibition; these may include individual works as well as those made collaboratively. This process allows for the full range of technique, subject matter, and mediums to be represented, including drawing, painting, collage, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, fiber, found objects, and media arts. Young at Art calls attention to children’s creative potential and to the scope and variety of individual expression. It also highlights the high caliber of studio art instruction in Madison’s public schools, as well as the integration of art history and cross-cultural studies in the school art curriculum.
In addition to the exhibition, five works of art from Young at Art will be featured on billboards throughout Madison over the coming year. MMoCA is pleased to be able to broaden awareness of Young at Art, MMoCA family programming, and the importance of art education through this new partnership with Adams Outdoor Advertising.
Generous funding for Young at Art has been provided by CUNA Mutual Group; Nancy and Tom Mohs; Colony Brands; MG&E Foundation; a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and National Endowment for the Arts; and MMoCA Volunteers.
Sunday, April 12 · 3–4:30 pm
Young at Art Reception
Join us in celebrating children’s creative potential and the high caliber of art instruction in Madison’s public schools. Enjoy the art of students in the Madison Metropolitan School District and live music from East High School's East Jazz Orchestra.