Miami Art Museum and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Present 2012 Scholastic Art Awards and Exhibition

. February 1, 2012 . 0 Comments

Miami Art Museum is hosting the 2011 Scholastic Art Awards and Exhibition for the 16th consecutive year, in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Part of MAM & Schools presented by Target, the exhibition is on view at the Miami Art Museum from January 23 through February 12, 2011, featuring approximately 250 Miami-Dade County middle and high school student artworks. To kick off the exhibit 1,350 kids, family members, and teachers participated in an awards ceremony to recognize participating students—more attendants that ever before.

Of more than 2,000 student artworks submitted by teachers, approximately 250 are selected by a jury for the Scholastic Art Awards regional exhibition at Miami Art Museum. Every year, local award winners compete on the national level in New York City. Students from Miami-Dade County schools consistently rank among the top winners at the national level, and have set records for the number of awards won by the students of a single school district. In 2011, students from Miami-Dade County won 17 national awards, nearly doubling the previous year’s results.

Miami Art Museum’s educational programming currently reaches more than 30,000 annually, with the largest youth art education program outside the Miami-Dade County public school system. The Museum serves thousands of children through its free program: free buses to visit MAM, free guided museum tours for students and their teachers, free classroom visits, free support materials for teachers at Teacher Workshops, and more. Miami Art Museum’s new facility in Museum Park, scheduled to open to the public in 2013, will include an educational complex with space to further expand MAM & Schools and other art education programs.

The Scholastic Art Awards are the largest and longest-running assessment and recognition programs for the visual arts in the United States. Founded in 1923 by Scholastic Inc., the nation’s leading publisher of children’s books and educational materials, the awards have been administered since 1992 by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a not-for-profit corporation. The awards are open to students in grades 7-12 in the United States, Canada, U.S. Territories and U.S.-sponsored schools abroad. Entry materials reach 12 million students in 99% of America’s schools (public, private, and parochial) and attract more than 250,000 entries each year. Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the regional sponsor of The Awards.

At the conclusion of this Miami-Dade County regional exhibition, one of 92 across the country, top award-winning artworks are forwarded to the national program in New York City. A distinguished panel of prominent artists and arts professionals selects the national awards. National awardees are honored at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall. Award-winning artwork is installed in galleries in New York; and at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. adjacent to the White House.
The 2012 Scholastic Art Awards and Exhibition is part of MAM & Schools presented by

Additional support for this program is provided by The Heckscher Foundation for Children, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Citizens Interested in Arts, Inc. and MAM Annual Education Fund Donors.

Miami Art Museum
Miami Art Museum, a modern and contemporary art museum located in downtown Miami, FL, is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries with an emphasis on the cultures of the Atlantic Rim—the Americas, Europe and Africa—from which the vast majority of Miami residents hail. The new Miami Art Museum at Museum Park, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, is scheduled to open to the public in 2013. The new facility will provide room to showcase growing collections, expanded exhibition space to bring more world-class exhibitions to Miami-Dade County, and an educational complex, which will be a resource for the entire community. For more information about Miami Art Museum, visit miamiartmuseum.org or call 305.375.3000.

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