Since 1995, the O’Donnell Foundation and the Dallas Museum of Art have generously sponsored the Young Masters Exhibition. The Young Masters Fine Arts Exhibition celebrates the creativity and skill of each grant program: AP Art History, Music Theory and Studio Art. Integrating all three disciplines at this prestigious event reinforces both the interconnectedness of the arts and the mission of the O’Donnell Foundation’s incentive program, Create Schools of Excellence in Fine Arts Education.
2015 DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART EXHIBITION
The 2015 Young Masters AP fine arts exhibition will be held February 28-April 28 in the Concourse Gallery of the Dallas Museum of Art. All high school AP fine arts students who are currently enrolled (2014-15) or who were formerly enrolled (2012-14) in the O'Donnell Foundation incentive grant and passed the College Board AP fine arts exam/exams were invited to submit the following works for the exhibit:
- 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
Sixty-one works were selected from 750 submissions. An evening reception and awards ceremony was held on Tuesday, March 3rd at the Dallas Museum of Art. Dr. Alessandra Comini, University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at SMU, served as guest speaker.