Milwaukee Art Museum
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Award-winning artwork by 300 Wisconsin students now on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum

The program acknowledges excellence in the visual arts and encourages the artistic endeavors of young people throughout the United States.

By - Jan 25th, 2018 10:18 am

Milwaukee, Wis. – January 25, 2018 – For the 43rd year in a row, the Milwaukee Art Museum is showcasing the best student artwork from all over Wisconsin. Artists currently in grades 7–12 will have their work displayed at the Museum from February 3 through March 18, 2018. The 2018 Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin Exhibition includes 386 individual artworks created by students from more than 100 schools across the state. Gold and Silver Key winning pieces are on display in the Museum’s Schroeder Galleria. The winners were selected from a total of 3,754 submissions from throughout the state.

The Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin Exhibition and competition is the regional section of The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards National Program, conducted by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Inc. The program acknowledges excellence in the visual arts and encourages the artistic endeavors of young people throughout the United States. The Silver Key Award denotes statewide recognition. Artworks with a Gold Key later compete for Silver and Gold Medals at the national level, in New York. The Milwaukee Art Museum has been a venue for the exhibiting the works since 1976.

“It is a pleasure to present the works of these talented young artists and to be a part of their experience in the Scholastic Art Awards,” said Brigid Globensky, Barbara Brown Lee Senior Curator of Education and Programs at the Milwaukee Art Museum. “This year’s class of artists provides visitors an exhibition of such depth and range that truly demonstrates that the future looks bright for arts in Wisconsin.”

A number of artists represented in the Museum’s Collection were once Scholastic Award recipients in their local and the national competition, including Nancy Burkert, Robert Indiana, David Lenz and Andy Warhol.

Gallery Talks

Sat, Feb 17, 1:30 p.m.

Thurs, March 1, 5:30 p.m.

Visitors can take a guided walk through the works, highlighting the techniques and artistic accomplishments of the student-created works.

Here is the Google sheet link of winners:

The Scholastic Art Awards are presented by The Heller Foundation and Mary Ellen Heller in memory of Avis Heller, Peter and Debra Johnson, Vanguard Computers Inc., CompURent and an anonymous donor.

About the Milwaukee Art Museum

Home to a rich collection of more than 30,000 works of art, the Milwaukee Art Museum is located on the shores of Lake Michigan. Its campus includes the Santiago Calatrava–designed Quadracci Pavilion, annually showcasing three feature exhibitions, and the Eero Saarinen–designed Milwaukee County War Memorial Center and David Kahler‒designed addition. In 2016, after a yearlong renovation, the Museum reopened its Collection Galleries, debuting nearly 2,500 world-class works of art within dramatically transformed galleries and a new lakefront addition. This reimagined space also allows for the presentation of additional changing exhibitions. For more information, please visit:

General Admission Pricing

$19 Adults
$17 Students (w/ID), Seniors (65+)
Free for Kids 12 & under every day thanks to Kohl’s Cares
Free to Members
Free to Wisconsin K–12 teachers with valid school ID or pay stub
Free the first Thursday of every month, sponsored by Meijer

Adult tour groups or school groups should call 414-224-3842.

700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202

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