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Exhibitions of Student Art

The ArtWorks Gallery is devoted to temporary exhibitions of student art, inspired by work on view elsewhere in the Museum. Throughout the year, the Museum juries and hosts themed shows, and guidelines encourage teachers to develop related lesson plans. Instructions for upcoming exhibitions of student art are included below.

Current Exhibition

You Count: Student Response to the 2020 Census

January 24 through March 27, 2020

Students are invited to submit works that reflect upon community involvement, the meaning of citizenship, the importance of participating in the 2020 census, and the universal idea of “You Count.”

The census is now more important to our state than ever! When all Alabamians respond to the census, we stand to gain several benefits, including learning more about our state population and guaranteeing critical representation and funding at the Federal level.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Fantasy Dreamworks: The Colorful Creations of Inspired Students

Exhibition Dates: January 24 through March 27, 2020

This unique exhibition highlights the hard work of Wares Ferry Road Elementary School students who are completing their third year of art classes in partnership with the MMFA. Showcasing the growth of these 5th graders as creative individuals and critical thinkers, this show—curated by the student artists—exhibits their brilliant artworks that explore self-expression through a variety of aesthetics, techniques, and core academics.

Art Inspires: Connections Through Creative Learning

Exhibition Dates: May 1 through August 9, 2020

This annual exhibition features original creations by 3rd and 4th-grade students at Wares Ferry Road Elementary School made during weekly art classes taught by Museum educators. This art enrichment is part of Learning Through Art, a long-standing partnership between the school and the Museum. Works range from abundantly colorful mixed-media collages to unique ceramic sculptures, each accompanied by students’ individual artist statements.

Student Art Collection

The Museum has purchased artwork from many of the student art exhibitions held in the ArtWorks Gallery, forming a significant student art collection that spans over 25 years of creative expressions by young artists. Work from the student art collection is on view at various times and places and was included in two recent exhibitions in DC hosted by the Department of Education. Click here view our Pinterest gallery.


ArtWorks Gallery student exhibitions are sponsored by Regions Bank


Contact Kaci Norman, 334.625.4363 or for more information.