Reginald F. Lewis Museum High School Juried Art Contest

Are you interested in seeing your student’s art displayed at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum? Each year, the museum hosts a High School Juried Art Show that provides youth opportunities to display their works in the museum’s galleries. Finalists receive certificates of recognition and are invited to a special reception hosted at the museum.  The top three honorees receive cash prizes and the winning artwork is showcased in Journeys, the museum’s newsmagazine. This program is in partnership with  the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) and the Maryland State Department of Education.

For submission guidelines and additional details contact the education department at 443-263-1829 or complete the Education Contest Inquiry Form.

High School Juried Art Show Announcement

High School Juried Art Show Guidelines

Pictured : HS winners, Jacob Cool, Grade 12,  Catoctin High School in Frederick County and Kayla Hall, Grade 12,  Western School of Technology and Environmental Science in Baltimore County- 1st Place Honors-tie, 7th Annual HS Juried Art Show (2015)


This program is in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA).

2016 Ezra Jack Keats Baltimore Bookmaking Competition
Grades 3-12

Baltimore City School students are eligible to participate in Baltimore City’s first annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and collaborated with Enoch Pratt Library, Baltimore City Public Schools, Jump In Studio, Inc. and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Winners will receive a cash prize of $500, have their works on display at Enoch Pratt Library and works presented at the museum’s annual African American Children’s Book Fair on May 14, 2016. Entries must be submitted to the Baltimore Bookmaking Competition by January 24, 2016.  To learn more, visit Baltimore City School inquiries can be forwarded to Beth Napier at or Brian K. Schneckenburger at
EZRA JACK KEATS Book making competition


Travelers Program

Students ages 14 and older can support the Reginald F. Lewis Museum by becoming a volunteer in the Travelers Program.   Youth volunteers assist with public programs, events and activities throughout the year that serve the public.  In the Travelers Program, they receive volunteer training to learn about Maryland African American history and the accomplishments of famous African Americans from this state. Service learning credit hours can be earned by high school students while volunteering at the museum. For more information on how to become a youth volunteer, click here Travelers.

A Root Branch Film Academy


For three weeks, A Root Branch Film Academy held their summer camp at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. They taught youth (ages 8-14) how to be filmmakers and create a short film about African Americans working in the maritime industry. Campers learned how to write scripts, record film segments and interview subjects for this museum film project with the assistance of camp director Vonnya Pettigrew and Baltimore City teen workers. A short documentary film titled “A Ripple in Time” is the result of their hard work.


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