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Hartford Youth Art Renaissance
April 25 – May 24, 2015

Creativity and talent take center stage in this inspiring student exhibition produced in partnership with Hartford Public Schools. Join us as we celebrate the 42nd Hartford Youth Art Renaissance with a selection of artworks created by students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade on view at both the museum and Hartford Public Library.

The Hartford Youth Art Renaissance has fostered the future artistic leaders of Hartford since its establishment as a community art contest in 1973 and continues to do so as part of our Community Engagement Initiative, launched in 2008 with the goal of providing greater access to the museum.

2014 Awards of Recognition & Scholarship Winners

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, the museum hosted an awards and recognition ceremony to honor students who participated in the 41st Hartford Youth Art Renaissance. Mayor Pedro E. Segarra was in attendance to congratulate the student-artists. View photos from the ceremony.

High School Portfolio Award & Scholarship
Two Hartford high school students who demonstrated excellence in the portfolio division were selected by a team of art education leaders to receive a full scholarship and stipend to attend the Hartford Art School’s Summer High School Visual Arts Program, a month-long experience of diverse studio course offerings and associated visits to the museum designed to further develop student portfolios for college admissions.

Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra & Andres Reyes, Art Start Award winner

Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra & Andres Reyes, Art Start Award winner

Art Start Award
New in 2014, the Art Start Award recognizes former Hartford Public School student and two-time portfolio scholarship winner Andres Reyes for his exceptional artistic achievements. After participating in the Summer High School Visual Arts Program the Hartford Art School offered him a scholarship for the 2014-15 school year to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts. The Art Start Award honors Andres’ acceptance into the Hartford Art School by providing art supplies and catalogues to jump start his academic success.

Awards of Excellence (K – Grade 12)
Samuel Carmichael
Abstract Portrait
School: R. J. Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts
Grade 3
Location: Hartford Public Library

Shineyla Romero
Calm Winter’s Night
School: Asian Studies Academy at Bellizzi School
Grade 6
Location: Wadsworth Atheneum

Krystal Portela
Bennie the Cool Dragon
School: Environmental Studies Magnet School at Mary Hooker
Grade 8
Location: Wadsworth Atheneum

Laymu Htaw
Braindance
School: Journalism and Media Academy
Grade 12
Location: Hartford Public Library

Thomas Ingram
Light into Dark
School: University High School of Science and Engineering
Grade 12
Location: Wadsworth Atheneum

Hartford Art School Artist of Promise Award
France Parnther
Flying Fashion
School: Sarah J. Rawson Elementary School
Grade 1
Location: Wadsworth Atheneum

Audience Favorite Award
Taylor Wilson
The Beautiful Flowers
School: Global Communications Academy
Grade 3
Location: Hartford Public Library

High School Portfolio Awards
Mary Accurso
School: University High School of Science and Engineering
Grade 12
Art teacher: Guy Richters

Hae Reh
School: Journalism and Media Academy
Grade 12
Art teacher: Donna Frustere

Student artworks from previous Hartford Youth Art Renaissance exhibitions are available here.

From Our Collection

Bey, 1996 Wojnarowicz, 1990 1833, Ward Hanson, 1971

Upcoming Events

Jul
30
Wed
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
Jul
31
Thu
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
7:00 pm Film: Of Horses and Men
Film: Of Horses and Men
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Film: Of Horses and Men
Film: Of Horses and Men: A quirky comedic drama about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. 2013. Iceland. 81 [...]
8:30 pm Film: Lovely Louise
Film: Lovely Louise
Jul 31 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Film: Lovely Louise
Film: Lovely Louise: In this comedic drama, a 55 year-old man leads a boring life with his 80 year-old mother, who tells him she gave [...]
Aug
1
Fri
12:00 pm Gallery Talk: Art Traffic
Gallery Talk: Art Traffic
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Art Traffic
Allan D’Arcangelo, Here and now, 1963, liquitex on canvas with mirror Gallery Talk: Art Traffic: Edd Russo, Head Registrar, and Mary Busick, Registrar for Loans [...]

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Hours & Admission

Hours:
Wednesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
First Thursdays: 11 am – 8 pm

Admission:
Members: Free
Adults: $10
Seniors (age 62+): $8
Students (age 13 & over or with college ID): $5
Children (age 12 & under): Free
First Thursdays (from 5-8 pm): $5