Thursday, May 19, 2011

wadsworth atheneum news

Hartford Youth Art Renaissance
Exhibition by Hartford Public School Students at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

HARTFORD, Conn., May 16, 2011 – The 38th annual Hartford Youth Art Renaissance exhibition is now on view through Sunday, May 29, 2011 at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. The exhibition will also include a second installation of student artworks at the main branch of the Hartford Public Library, located at 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103.

Featuring approximately 150 works of art between the Museum and the library, this year’s Hartford Youth Art Renaissance is a true city-wide display of the artistic expression of kindergarten through twelfth grade students in the Hartford Public School District. The Wadsworth Atheneum’s exhibition will show student artworks from seventh through twelfth grade. Artworks were selected by teachers from each school. The exhibition also represents the longtime collaboration between the Museum and the Hartford Public Schools.
On Saturday, May 21, an awards ceremony will take place at the Museum to honor all student participants and their art teachers. One high school student, who has demonstrated exceptional creative talents via their artistic portfolio, will receive a scholarship to attend the Hartford Art School’s Summer High School Visual Program. This month-long experience is designed to further develop students’ portfolios for college admissions through a diverse range of studio course offerings and associated visits to the Museum. The scholarship covers the cost of the entire program, including tuition, materials and transportation. In addition to these covered expenses, the scholarship recipient will also be paid a stipend to participate in the program.
In addition to its collections and exhibitions, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art has always been a resource for the local community and is continuing to find innovative ways to make the Museum more accessible to current and future audiences through new programs. The Hartford Youth Art Renaissance program continues to be at the forefront of this initiative.
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is located at 600 Main St. in Hartford, Connecticut.  The Museum is open Wednesdays to Fridays, 11 am – 5 pm and Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm. Please visit for more information. 

Kimberly Reynolds
Director of Communications

Sarah Ferri
Institutional Advancement & Communications Assistant
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

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