Hunt Corporation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art announce the opening of an exhibition of works by high-school students. Hunt Art Futures Program, a collaboration between the Museum, the School District of Philadelphia, and the Office of Catholic Education at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, paired high-school art teachers from Philadelphia's public and archdiocesan schools with Philadelphia-area artists. Each artist/teacher pair designed a studio experience for students that was augmented by Museum visits. The works in the exhibition, which will be on view in the Museum's Education Corridor from April 24 through May 8, are samples of the results of this collaboration. Hunt Art Futures Program is sponsored by Hunt Corporation.
A panel of judges, including Darrel Sewell, the Museum's Curator of American Art, Julie Courtney, a freelance curator of 20th-century art, and Bay Hallowell, former Director of the Children's Room at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, and currently a teacher on staff at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will award prizes for outstanding work. One work will be selected for the corporate collection of Hunt Corporation.
The opening reception and awards ceremony will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 1998. The awards ceremony will begin at 5:00 p.m.