86th Annual Robert T. McKee Student Art Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: February 2 – April 2, 2017
“Art is a nation’s most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish.” –Lyndon Johnson, on signing into existence the National Endowment on the Arts.
Johnson’s powerful words reinforce the importance as an engine of understanding, change, and hope. Students who are denied access to the arts lose connections to cultural heritage, both their own, and that of others from whom they may learn. They are robbed of the potential to find their own voices, and miss out on the skills of creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking essential to success in the 21st century. For 86 years the Haggin Museum has been proud to celebrate arts in education by showcasing the creative efforts of students and their teachers in San Joaquin County.
Community artist and arts advocate Joy Dibble Neas has been selected to judge the 86th Annual Robert T. McKee Student Art Exhibition. Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4th, 1:30 – 3:00 AND Sunday, February 5th, 1:30 – 3:00. For more information please call Curator of Education Lisa Cooperman at (209) 940-6315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.