The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) in McAllen will be hosting the 15th Annual Young at Art exhibition presented in conjunction with McAllen ISD. This exhibition features student artwork, celebrates National Youth Art Month, which emphasizes the value of art education for all children, and includes original works of art created by McAllen ISD students from 6th through 12th grade.
Beginning in the 1960s, schools all over the United States have recognized the importance of art education during the month of March. Art educators know that visual arts experiences foster the development of skills in problem solving, creativity, observation and communication. During March, special exhibitions like MISD Young at Art showcase those abilities and allow us to appreciate the excellent work our children create.
"Young at Art is one of the most visible ways the museum supports and promotes art education in our schools," said Ann Fortescue, President and Executive Director at IMAS. "It’s an honor for IMAS to showcase the students’ creativity and the enthusiastic support of their teachers through this partnership, and we’re delighted to be able to share the talents of these young artists with our community."
The Young at Art exhibition will be on display at the IMAS through April 2, and is comprised of nearly 200 original works of art. The exhibit is included with regular admission.
The museum is located at the intersection of Bicentennial Way and Nolana Avenue at 1900 W. Nolana in McAllen. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Regular admission is $5 with discounted $3 for children ages 4-12, students with an ID and senior citizens 65+. Please check the website www.theimasonline.org or call (956) 681-2800 for more information.