Among the many art education initiatives at The San Diego Museum of Art, no program has as long a history as Young Art, the Museum’s biennial youth art exhibition.

Young Art recognizes the talents of San Diego County K-12 students and in its 44th presentation, Young Art 2017: Beyond the Ordinary, invites students to create their own unique interpretation of the classic still life. This year’s theme is inspired by the remarkable collection of still life works from the Museum’s permanent collection, including works by Henri Matisse, and Juan Sánchez Cotán, and Georges Braque.

Young Art reporter Ella Falvo takes us on a behind the scenes look at the opening reception of Young Art 2017: Beyond the Ordinary.

Support for the exhibition Young Art is provided by SDG&E- A Sempra Energy Utility, The Heartof Neiman Marcus Foundation – Supporter of Youth Arts Education, The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, and the members of The San Diego Museum of Art and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program. Institutional support for the Museum is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.