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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Contact:

Maryland High School Students’ Artwork in "New Eyes on America: Student Response"

MEDIA CONTACT:
Amy Mannarino
amannarino@thewalters.org
410-547-9000, ext. 277

EXHIBITION:
New Eyes on America: Student Response

WHEN:
March 16–June 9, 2013

WHERE:
The Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

WHAT:
New Eyes on America: Student Response is an exhibition of artwork created by Maryland high school students in response to the Walters Art Museum’s special exhibition New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville. Participating schools include:

  • Arts and Communication Academy at Governor Thomas Jefferson High School (Frederick County)
  • Baltimore City College (Baltimore City)
  • Eastern Technical High School (Baltimore County)
  • Lansdowne High School (Baltimore County)
  • Western High School (Baltimore City)

During the fall of 2012 students received a visit from a museum educator who provided an overview of the Woodville exhibition. The educator emphasized one exhibition theme related to new forms of technology and communication, specifically the telegraph and the penny press, which were characteristic of 19th-century America. Between October and December 2012, students created works of art in response to the exhibition, many featuring the role modern technology plays in their own lives. As a result New Eyes on America: Students Response contains several digital components such as animations, videos and digital art as well as studio art. All artworks are accompanied by the students’ artist statements in their own words.

This project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For a related public program, go to http://thewalters.org/eventscalendar/eventdetails.aspx?e=2973

HOURS:
Hours are Wednesday–Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

ADMISSION:
Free

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Western High School, Women Discussing Politics, 2012, drawing and Photoshop, Lent by Western High School

INFORMATION:
General museum information: 410-547-9000 or www.thewalters.org

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