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 Annual High School Juried Art Show 2021 – 2022
Theme: Change Makers Past and Present

Maryland students from all 24 school districts are eligible to submit artwork for the annual Reginald F. Lewis Museum High School Juried Art Show. Selected works will be exhibited at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Maryland from January 17, 2022 to March 7, 2022.  Grades 10 – 12 can submit drawings, photos, paintings, prints and mixed-media assemblages. The deadline for students to register is Monday, October 25, 2021. Students and/or teachers should electronically submit a jpg image of the student’s artwork by Friday, November 19, 2021 for judging. This student exhibition is in partnership with the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA). For further details contact terry.taylor@lewismsueum.org.

Artistic Theme: Change Makers Past and Present

This year’s show is inspired by the museum’s upcoming exhibition, Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth, highlighting men—including Muhammad Ali, James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, W.E.B Du Bois and Kendrick Lamar—whose journeys have altered the history and culture of the country through politics, sports, science, entertainment, business and religion.

The achievements of the men are situated within the legacy and traditions of the African American journey — achievements of excellence in spite of society’s barriers. The men’s names are insinuated in a landscape of names and faces all echoing the story of becoming your best self.  Students  are tasked to create artwork  representing change makers in politics, sports, science, entertainment, business, religion and education.  Artwork can include painting, sculpture, photography, and video art.


Cash Prizes:

Cash prizes will be awarded to students who receive top honors for their works. 

 1st Place: $400.00   2nd Place: $200.00    3rd Place: $ 100.00

Recognition Program:

A  virtual or hybrid program to commemorate the winners will take place during the museum’s Annual MLK Holiday festivities (Jan 16th-  Jan 17th). The time for the virtual/hybrid program will be announced at a later date. 

General Guidelines: Please contact terry.taylor@lewismuseum.org if you have any questions.

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Regional Youth Summit on Teen Resistance to Systemic Racism
Saturday, September 26, 2020
11 am to Noon  

Join the museum and teens from around the region in a conversation on how they are addressing  and fighting system injustices occurring in their world today. Students will discuss how  teens are active in their communities and the power they yield to shape change. The summit will feature artistic and musical expressions.  This summit is facilitated by educator Dr. LaMarr Shields and Hadiya-Ayodele.   In conjunction with the Smithsonian’s National Youth Summit on Teen Resistance to Systemic Racism by the National American History Museum. 

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Steam Conversation for Kids: How to Make a Vaccine 

Saturday, October 3, 2020

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Ever wondered how vaccines are made for the flu or COVID-19? Find out with a live  Q & A talk with Dr. Kizzy S. Corbett, the scientific lead for the Coronavirus Vaccines & Immunopathogenesis Team at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Corbett will explain her  scientific journey and what the team is currently working on with the virus. This talk will be followed with an activity that relates to COVID 19 and the body’s immune system. This program is in partnership with STEMcX.

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