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.
All CSEFA registered high school AP fine arts students who are currently enrolled (2013-14) or who were formerly enrolled (2011-13) in the grant and passed the AP fine arts exam were invited to submit the following works for exhibit:
- AP Art History – an original essay in response to two works 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
From 732 submitted works, 60 final pieces and 19 award winners were selected by a panel of art historians,musicians, and artists. The Young Masters Exhibition will be held February 8-April 27, 2014, in the Concourse Gallery of the Dallas Museum of Art. Admission is free. An evening reception and awards ceremony for 2014 Young Masters and their teachers was held on Tuesday, February 25, in the Atrium Cafe and Horchow Auditorium.
Dr. Maxwell Anderson, the Eugene McDermott Director, DMA, welcomed awardees, their teachers, and invited guests. Gigi Antoni, Big Thought President/CEO, was the evening's honored speaker.
Click here to read Ms. Antoni's speech.