Since it first opened in 1926, The San Diego Museum of Art has been celebrating the achievements of San Diego students with its biennial art exhibition Young Art. Presenting the artwork of kindergarten through twelfth graders, the exhibition highlights the importance of children’s art education.
Each year during Young Art, 150 student pieces are displayed in the Museum’s galleries alongside works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection. The Museum partners with libraries, community centers, and local businesses in the County to set aside display areas for an additional 150 Young Art submissions. The six-week-long event is accompanied by an array of public programs that focus on the exhibition. Young Art has become a significant part of the Museum’s education and outreach programs and is highly anticipated by educators, student artists, and their families.
Young Art 2011: Making Multiples
April 16 – May 29, 2011
Young Art 2011: Making Multiples () will focus on art that explores the repetition of images and ideas. Representing the 41st exhibition of this San Diego tradition, Young Art 2011: Making Multiples will present art that explores the repetition of images and ideas created by some of the region’s most talented young artists. The exhibition will also feature selected prints from the Museum’s collection, some being shown for the first time, and rare books from The San Diego Museum of Art Library’s Collection.
Young Art 2011 Public Programs
Teen Art Café @ The Museum: Making Multiples
Wednesday, May 11, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
James S. Copley Auditorium
Free; registration not required.
Teen artists are invited to the Museum to celebrate the opening of the Museum-generated exhibition of K-12th grade student artwork, Young Art 2011: Making Multiples. Meet other teen artists while having the chance to learn about the ideas behind this unique exhibition. Café activities will include art making inspired by the work on view in the Museum galleries, as well as, an exhibition-related performance and/or a presentation from a Museum staff member involved in the development of the exhibition. Light refreshments will be served.
Family Drop in Program: Exploring Young Art 2011
Sunday, May 15, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Recommended for families with children ages 6 -12
Free after Museum admission, registration not required.
Make your own multiples as you learn about the works in the Museum’s exhibition of student artwork, Young Art 2011: Making Multiples. Explore the art on view through child friendly tours and art making.
Young Art Tours by Student Artists
Sunday, May 22, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Free after Museum admission.
Led by students whose artwork is featured in the Young Art 2011: Making Multiples exhibition, these tours will give visitors the opportunity to meet young artists and learn what it is like to participate in this unique exhibition.
ArtStop: Young Art 2011
Thursday, May 26, 12:00 p.m.
Free after Museum admission.
Amy Briere, Curator, Young Art 2011: Making Multiples, will give a 15 minute tour on one to three works of art in this unique and exciting exhibition of approximately 150 works created by San Diego area K-12 students.
For general questions about the Young Art program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.