A project that temporarily disrupts the school environment and the learning experience through the installation of transformative works of art created by established local artists.
Arts for Learning is partnering with six schools in the Indianapolis metropolitan area over the course of the 2019-2020 school year to interject art not only into the physical space but also into the curriculum. At each school, an artwork, created by an established local artist, will be on display for one week, and serve as provocation for students to discover, uncover, and construct their own meaning. The students, guided by their teachers and Arts for Learning teaching artists, will be challenged to see things—from the space in which the artwork is sited to how learning typically occurs in the classroom—in new ways and to reflect on and share their individual perspectives; they will be introduced to museum-quality art that causes them to acknowledge the extraordinary and to experience surprise, wonderment, and curiosity.
Butler Laboratory School, IPS 60
Center for Inquiry, IPS 84
Edison School of the Arts, IPS 47
Global Preparatory Academy @Riverside 44
Meredith Nicholson, IPS 96
West Newton Elementary School (Decatur Township)
Samuel Levi Jones
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