Tuesday February 11, 2014
An Expressive Evening and Student Recognition – Inspired by Nature
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Experience the diverse talents of local high school students. The Muses, a committee of teens passionate about the arts, will present the second annual Expressive Evening. Showcasing dance, literary readings, music, and visual arts by local youth throughout the Museum, the performance event will engage the collection as a source of inspiration. The student artists whose work is featured in the exhibition Inspired by Nature will also be recognized.
Thursday February 27, 2014
BTW: Word and Image
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Following an ekphrastic writing workshop, Foster Dickson’s creative writing students of Booker T. Washington Magnet High will read their prose and poetry created in response to works of art in the Museum’s collection.
Keywords: Community / Schools / Teens
Thursday March 13, 2014
Junior Curators Exhibition: Opening Reception
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beginning in October 2013, students from the Booker T. Washington Magnet High School met twice a month with the Leadership Group of students from the Museum’s Outreach Program at E.D. Nixon Community Center, to create a photography documentation of their community and vision for the future. Digital cameras were purchased for the students by the Museum, with funding assistance from a Hearst Foundations Grant. This collaborative program also included instruction by Emily Thomas, photography teacher at the BTW School, art instruction by Museum teachers, and walking tours of the historical sites in the community surrounding the E.D. Nixon Center.
During January and February the students will be creating photography portraits of each other, and will learn special portrait techniques from visiting artist Jerry Siegel. Working with the Education Department and Exhibit Preparators, the students will curate and mount an exhibition of their photographs and collages in the ARTWORKS Corridor during the month of March. The exhibition will be open from March 1 through 30, 2014, with the opening reception and student recognition for this unique exhibition on Thursday, March 13th, at 6 P.M.
Keywords: Community / Openings / Schools / Teens
Saturday May 03, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Flimp Festival is the Museum’s signature springtime event for fun and festivity in the Museum and on the Grounds. The day is filled with activity—from the Flimp Chalk Art Competition to the Do-Dah Parade of pets— outdoors, and the art and music making inside, there is something for the entire family at the MMFA Flimp Festival.
Keywords: Adults / Children / Community / Family / Grounds / Teens / Volunteer