Kidspace Opens It's Elementary at MASS MoCA
It's Elementary!, co-organized by Kidspace with the Art and Art Education Department at the Teachers' College Columbia University, opens October 12, 2006, in Kidspace at MASS MoCA. The exhibition will bring together the historic and contemporary artwork of young students from many nations, marking the first time that Kidspace will feature a totally youth-made art exhibition, as well as its first exhibition to include historical artwork, some of which date back 50 years.
It's Elementary!, will lead visitors of all ages to consider youths' methods of artistic expression, as well as build appreciation and empathy for children throughout the world. Work featured in It's Elementary!, was selected from five collections of children's art including: Teachers College -- Edwin Ziegfeld Collection -- works by teenagers post World War II from: Morocco, Japan, South Africa, Trinidad, Luxemburg, Egypt, The Netherlands, Canada, Austria, Scotland, the former U.S.S.R., Germany, and the U.S.A. The collection was assembled by Professor Edwin Ziegfeld, then Chair of Art and Education at Teachers College Columbia University. Teachers College -- Angiola Churchill Collection -- paintings (1950-1960s) from
Additional opening celebration programs are: Seeing What Your Children Say: Interpreting Children's Artwork, a lecture by Dr. Judith M. Burton, professor of art education,
This article appeared in the October 4, 2006 edition of the iBerkshire.com.