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Young Masters Exhibition

Since 1995, the O’Donnell Foundation and the Dallas Museum of Art have generously sponsored the Young Masters exhibition. The Young Masters Fine Arts AP fine arts exhibition celebrates the knowledge and creativity of each grant program: AP Art History, Music Theory and Studio Art. Integrating all three disciplines at this prestigious event reflects the mission of ODF to support schools of excellence in fine arts.


The 2017 Young Masters AP fine arts exhibition will be on display February 25-April 16 in the Concourse Gallery of the Dallas Museum of Art. All registered grant high school AP fine arts students who are currently enrolled (2016-17) or who were formerly enrolled (2014-16) in the O'Donnell Foundation incentive program and passed the College Board AP fine arts exam(s) are invited to submit the following works for the exhibition:  
  • AP Art History – an original essay in response to a work in the DMA’s permanent collection
  • AP Music Theory – an original four minute composition
  • AP Studio Art – an original two-dimensional or three-dimensional art work
The 2017 AP Studio Art Young Masters submission packet may be downloaded: (CLICK HERE). Young Masters application documents and required electronic files are due to your grant AP Studio Art teacher for submission to AP Strategies by November 29, 2016.


Sixty works were selected from 858 submissions for the 2016 Dallas Museum of Art AP fine arts exhibition, February 27-April 17, Concourse Gallery. An evening reception and recognition ceremony was held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at the DMA. Dr. Richard Brettell was the guest speaker. He is the Founding Director, The Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History, Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetics Studies, Co-Director, Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Museums (CISM) at UTD.


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