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March 23, 2011

The La Salle University Art Museum Hosts the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Student Art Exhibition through April 15

The La Salle University Art Museum is hosting the 14th Annual Archdiocese of Philadelphia Student Art Exhibition, featuring works by more than 150 students from 18 high schools.  The exhibition opens with an awards ceremony and reception on Saturday, March 26, and will run until Friday, April 15.

“We are very excited to have hosted the Archdiocesan Student Art Exhibition for the past four 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, Lansdale Catholic, Little Flower, Monsignor Bonner-Archbishop Prendergast, Mount Saint Joseph, Pope John Paul II, Roman Catholic, Saints John Neumann & Maria Goretti, Saint Hubert, and West Catholic.

The La Salle University Art Museum is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, by appointment. 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.