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

Amy Mannarino
410-547-9000, ext. 277

New Eyes on America: Student Response

March 16–June 9, 2013

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

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

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

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