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The La Salle University Art Museum Hosts the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Student Art Exhibition and Awards Ceremony
The La Salle University Art Museum will host the 11th Annual Archdiocese of Philadelphia Student Art Exhibition. The exhibition opens with an awards ceremony and reception on Saturday, February 23, and will run until Friday, March 7.
Works from more than 100 Archdiocesan high school students will be on display in the Art Museum’s new Community Art Gallery. Staff from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Division of Art Education and La Salle faculty and staff will serve as jurors for the student art exhibition. Awards will be given for the best artwork in each of the following categories: printmaking and photography, graphic design, painting, drawing, mixed media, and three-dimensional art.
“We are very excited to host this year’s Archdiocesan Student Art Exhibition,” 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.”
Twenty-three Archdiocesan high schools are participating in this year’s Student Art Exhibition: Archbishop Ryan, Archbishop Wood, Bishop McDevitt, Bishop Shanahan, Cardinal Dougherty, Cardinal O’Hara, Conwell-Egan, Father Judge, Holy Ghost, Kennedy-Kenrick, La Salle, Lansdale Catholic, Little Flower, Merion Mercy, Monsignor Bonner-Archbishop Prendergast, Mount St. Joseph, Northeast Catholic, Roman Catholic, Saints John Neumann & Maria Goretti, Saint Hubert, Saint Pius X, 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 Sunday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. 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.