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Award-Winning Art by Wisconsin Students Highlighted in Annual Milwaukee Art Museum Exhibition

Posted on January 31st, 2019

– The 2019 Scholastic Art Awards celebrate works by hundreds of talented Wisconsin students.    

Milwaukee, Wis. – January 31, 2019 – Award-winning artwork created by more than 300 local students will be displayed at the Milwaukee Art Museum, during the 2019 Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin Exhibition. On view Feb. 2 through March 17, 2019, in the Museum’s Schroeder Galleria, the juried exhibition showcases the works of students in grades 7-12 from nearly 100 schools around the state.

“The Museum is excited to once again celebrate the incredible artistic talent of young people in Wisconsin,” said Brigid Globensky, Barbara Brown Lee senior director of education & programs. “The Scholastic Art Awards not only acknowledge and recognize the fantastic work created by these students, they are an important stepping stone on their journey to becoming artists.”

Winners were selected out of more than 3,700 total submissions in categories that include Comic Art, Photography, Video & Animation, Printmaking and Ceramics & Glass. The 131 student artists who received Gold Key Awards will compete at the national level later this year. The 206 Silver Key Awards denote statewide recognition for each artist. Award ceremonies will be held at the Museum on Saturday, February 9, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and the public is welcome to attend.


The Milwaukee Art Museum has hosted the Scholastic Art Awards for the Wisconsin region since 1976. The program acknowledges excellence in the visual arts and encourages the artistic efforts of young people throughout the United States. A number of artists represented in the Museum’s Collection were Scholastic Art Award Winners, including Richard Avedon, Nancy Burkert, Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol.

Admission to the 2019 Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin Exhibition and the award ceremonies is free for all visitors and does not require a Museum admission ticket.

This exhibition is presented by the Heller Foundation and Mary Ellen Heller in memory of Avis Heller, the Milwaukee Arts Board, Peter and Debra Johnson, Vanguard Computers Inc., CompURent and an anonymous donor.

Exhibitions throughout 2019 are made possible by the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Visionaries, including John and Murph Burke, Sheldon and Marianne Lubar, Joel and Caran Quadracci, Sue and Bud Selig and Jeff Yabuki and the Yabuki Family Foundation.


Supporting events

Gallery Talks
Thurs, Feb 28, 5:30 p.m.
Sat, March 2, 1:30 p.m.

Meet at the south end of Schroeder Galleria