The exhibition was organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. Exhibition support was provided by The O'Donnell Foundation.
Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art presents the Young Masters Exhibition, selected works created by Advanced Placement® Studio Art, Art History, and Music Theory students participating in the O'Donnell Foundation's Creating Schools of Excellence in Fine Arts Incentive Program (TM) in the Concourse beginning February 5. After twelve years of recognizing outstanding artistic expression of AP studio arts students, the exhibition expanded in 2011 to celebrate the creativity and skill of all three fine arts programs, reflecting a mission to develop participating high schools as self-sustaining national models of creative excellence. The AP fine arts students were invited to submit an original essay in response to a work in the DMA's permanent collection, an original composition, or an original two-dimensional or three-dimensional art work. A panel of respected judges for each discipline reviewed a total of 651 works submitted from participating students and selected the 53 pieces included in this yearâ019s exhibition. Incentive program schools with students represented in the exhibition include: Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Coppell High School, Creekview High School, J.J. Pearce High School, Lake Highlands High School, Lovejoy High School, McKinney Boyd High School, Newman Smith High School, Plano East Senior High School, Plano Senior High School, Plano West Senior High School and Richardson High School. In the eighteen-year history of the program, more than 10,000 arts and music students have benefited from the O'Donnell Foundation's AP Fine Arts Incentive Programs. Last year, graduating seniors earned over $16.8 million in scholarships. For more information, visit apstrategiesarts.org.
The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of DMA Partners and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.