Binghamton University art program to hold school exhibition
Over 500 pieces of artwork from more than eight area school districts will be featured in the School Exhibition 2004, running from March 11 –27 in the Binghamton University Art Museum. A reception, which is free and open to the public, will launch the exhibition at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 11.
The exhibition features work created by students participating in BU’s “Art in a Suitcase” outreach program created by art museum staff to encourage art appreciation among school-aged children. Schools participating in the exhibition include Hancock, Blue Ridge, Vestal and Maine-Endwell.
Work on display will include cave paintings, African textiles, coil pots, collages and prints.
The “Art in a Suitcase” program began less than a year and a half ago and has been a regular feature in area classrooms. Art museum staff conduct show-n-tell sessions using items from the Art Museum’s collection of over 2,000 objects. The classroom lessons are then supplemented with a hands-on activity in which children are encouraged to show off their understanding of the topic as well as their creativity.
The Binghamton University Art Museum is open year round, Tuesday to Sunday from 1-4 p.m. with extended hours on Thursday until 7 p.m. It is closed Monday and holidays. Admission is free.
For more information about the School Exhibition 2004 or about the Binghamton University Art Museum, call 607-777-2634.