The La Salle University Art Museum is hosting the 15th Annual Archdiocese of Philadelphia Student Art Exhibition, featuring works by nearly 200 students from 19 high schools. The exhibition opens with an awards ceremony and reception on Saturday, March 24, and will run until Friday, April 13.
“We are very excited to have hosted the Archdiocesan Student Art Exhibition for the past five years,” said Miranda Clark-Binder, Assistant Curator of Education for La Salle’s Art Museum. “The art exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the students’ artistic abilities while encouraging them to pursue their love of art.”
Awards will be given for the best artwork in these categories: drawing, painting, design, printmaking, computer-aided art, photography, mixed media/collage/mosaic, three-dimensional, and ceramics. Representatives from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program will serve as jurors.
The participating high schools in this year’s exhibition are: Archbishop Ryan, Archbishop Wood, Bishop McDevitt, Bishop Shanahan, Cardinal O’Hara, Conwell-Egan, Father Judge, Holy Ghost, La Salle, Little Flower, Monsignor Bonner-Archbishop Prendergast, Mount Saint Joseph, Nazareth, Pope John Paul II, Roman Catholic, Saint Hubert, Saints John Neumann & Maria Goretti, Villa Joseph Marie, and West Catholic.
The La Salle University Art Museum is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends, by appointment. Admission is free, although donations are accepted. For additional information about the Art Museum, please visit www.lasalle.edu/museum.
About La Salle’s Art Museum:
The La Salle University Art Museum began in 1965 as a study collection for the University’s art history majors. It opened in its current location, on the lower level of Olney Hall, in 1976. The collection has grown as a result of acquisitions and donations from friends and collectors. The museum houses more than 4,000 objects and is currently the only university in the Philadelphia area to own a permanent display of paintings, drawings and sculptures from the Renaissance to the present. In 2007, thanks to a generous grant from the Connelly Foundation and with support from the University’s Brother Daniel Burke Endowment, the Museum began developing and implementing a K-12 Education and Community Outreach Program.