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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 high school students who demonstrated excellence in the portfolio division were selected by a team of art education leaders to receive a full scholarship to attend the Hartford Art School’s Summer High School Visual Arts Portfolio 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.

High School Portfolio Award Winners
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

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 recognized former Hartford Public School student and two-time Portfolio Award winner Andres Reyes for his exceptional artistic achievements. After participating in the Summer High School Visual Arts Portfolio 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 honored 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

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

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

Laymu Htaw
Braindance
School: Journalism and Media Academy
Grade 12

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

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

Audience Favorite Award
Taylor Wilson
The Beautiful Flowers
School: Global Communications Academy
Grade 3

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

From Our Collection

1594, Caravaggio 1731, Canaletto 1749, Panini 1773, Wright

Upcoming Events

Oct
22
Wed
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Oct 22 @ 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 [...]
Oct
23
Thu
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Oct 23 @ 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: The Better Angels
Film: The Better Angels
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Film: The Better Angels
Film: The Better Angels: Beginning circa 1817, the story spans three years of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana. Learn about the [...]
Oct
24
Fri
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Oct 24 @ 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 [...]
Oct
25
Sat
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Oct 25 @ 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 [...]

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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